….etc. Other Operators Mobile #2 TE ARENTO Mobile #1 TRA NTRA 2003 ACT 10 1998 Law 19 Decree 101 NTRA Establishment
NTRA Establishment • Law No. 10 , 2003 "Telecommunications Regulation Law" establishes NTRA as a national Authority to administer the telecommunication sector. • The general Guidelines for NTRA Scope of work: • Transparency; • Universal service; • Open competition; • Protection of user rights.
Aim of NTRA • Ensure that telecommunication services reach all areas of the republic. • Protect national security and higher interests of the state. • Ensure optimum use of the spectrum and the maximization of the revenues derived from its use. • Ensure compliance with the provisions of prevailing agreements and resolutions of international and regional organizations. • Monitor processes of technical and economic efficiency programs for all telecommunications services.
Citizens Regulation Modernism Full Services National Interests Quality of Service Frequency Spectrum Economic Efficiency World Class Industry National Interests Industry & Investors NTRA Mission • The aim of NTRA is to guarantee high quality of the telecommunication services at reasonable prices for all Egyptian citizens taking into consideration national interests while enabling the sector growth and encouraging national and international investments.
NTRA Strategies • Maintain full transparency. • Provide advanced and adequate telecommunication services all over Egypt at affordable prices (universal services). • Promote, encourage and enforce fair competition among different vendors, infrastructure and service providers. • Protect the public interest and user rights. • Ensure optimization of scarce resources, mainly the frequency spectrum and numbering.
The Executive Commission The Executive Commission NTRA Exec President NTRA Exec President Frequency Management Committee Consultative Committees Frequency Management Committee Exec. Pres. Office Exec. Pres. Office Exec. Pres. Office Exec. Pres. Office User Rights Protection Committee User Rights Protection Committee International Relations Human Resources Human Resources Human Resources Human Resources Industry Representatives Committee Industry Representatives Committee International Relations International Relations Technical Affairs & Operation& Technical Affairs & Technical Affairs & Frequency Management Polices & Licenses Technical Affairs & Operation& Frequency Management Polices & Licenses Polices & Licenses Monitoring Technologies Frequency Management Polices & Licenses Technologies Technologies Technologies Sector Sector Monitoring Sector Sector Sector Sector Sector Sector Sector Sector Telecommunications Legislation Financial & Administration Information Technology STRUCTURE NTRA BASIC Structure NTRA BASIC Structure
Licensed Services Internet Class A Internet Class B Internet Class C Pay Phone PPCC GSM GMPCS VSAT Mobinil 18 / 4 / 1998 Egy Net 25 / 12 / 2000 Nile On Line 9 / 11 / 1999 165 ISPs ATS 5 / 2 / 2004 Global Star 16 / 1 / 2001 Alkan 15 / 10 / 2001 Telecom Egypt Yalla 30 / 5 / 2000 Nile Communication 14 / 2 1998 Vodafone Egypt 5 / 5 / 1998 Link Egypt 18 /12/2000 NTC 5 / 2 / 2004 Al Thuraya 11 / 7 / 2001 ESC 16 / 10 / 2001 Equant 26 / 6 / 2000 Noor Communication 18 / 12 / 2000 Menatel 3 / 3 / 1998 TEData 19 / 12 / 2000 Telecard Raya Telecom 18 / 12 / 2001 Marhaba EgyNet 25 / 12 / 2000 Menanet 29 / 8 / 2001 Soficom 27 / 1 / 2002 Batelco 9 / 10 / 2003 Licensed Telecommunications Services Chart
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) No of Subscribers
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) (Cont.) Available Capacity of Telephone Lines 11’500’000 +
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) (Cont.) Total no. of ADSL subscribers 6,131
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) (Cont.) Total no. of Internet subscribers 3,000,000 +
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) (Cont.) Total no. of Mobile subscribers 6,100,000 +
Egypt’s Telecom Structure in Brief (Q1 2004) (Cont.) Penetration Rate Q1 2004 GSM 8.66% Fixed 13% Internet 4.34%
Telecommunication Total Development Statistics - That’s besides129companies working in the field of communications and Information Technologies, according to Law # 159 of 1981 concerning joint stock companies, partnerships limited by shared of limited liability, with issued capital ofL.E.181.5 millionup till March 2004, excluding TelecomEgypt.
Standards Applicable to Wireless Telecommunications and Equipments - Standards Applicable to Wireless Telecommunications Equipments - Standards Applicable to Telecommunications Equipments to guarantee Electro Magnetic Compatibility
FUTURISTIC Look • Elaborate the long and short term telecommunications Master Plan for Egypt in cooperation with the MCIT (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology); • Extend the monitoring of frequency spectrum coverage by means of transportable equipments; • Establish a new spectrum pricing regime; • Establish a series of specialized labs in compliance with the researches plan; • Create the complete Egyptian Telecommunications Standards, considering the international recommendations;
FUTURISTIC Look • Continue to certify the remaining mobile base stations; • Ensure that the telecommunications services reach all the areas of the republic, including urban, remote, rural and economic expansion areas; • Conduct market surveys and analysis to support management decisions in all related aspects; • Develop the curricula, examination systems, monitoring rules and technical progress of study of wireless institutes; • Establish a multi layered Geographical Information System (GIS), as a graphical interface for NTRA's databases to serve the different requirements of NTRA (QoS, Spectrum, Licensing, Consumer satisfaction…); • Establish Workflow Automation System, electronic Archiving System and Internet/ Intranet and External Portals.