NTRA Highlights. Regulatory Framework Telecom Act No. 10/2003. Ensures transparency between operators Guarantees the independence of NTRA Protects Consumer Rights Handles Scarce Resources owned by the state Provision of Universal Service Sets rules for licensing new services
Telephone main lines in operation 10.6 Million Lines
Total Public Pay phones
Mobile penetration Rate
Fixed Line penetration
system to protect against harmful interference and enforce public safety-related rules, and to check compliance to the frequency assignment.
Radio Frequency Spectrum Management
Services & Pricing
The NTRAshall have the right to vacate Frequency Bands from occupants in exchange for fair compensation and shall also grant these occupants a period of not less than a year, for executing such evacuation.
Prerequisite from the client
Frequency Regulation Committee
& Fees Payment
Deny Prerequisite & Client Notification
- NTRA is working on establishing an efficient spectrum pricing regime. -Case studies of many countries are considered.
- Encouraging national and international investment in new technologies in Egypt.
-First Come, First Serve
-And lets not forget - Licence Exempt Devices
Executive Secretary (1)
Contact Center (7)
Technical Inspection &
QoS Assurance Division
Customer Services Division
Type Approval Dept.
TA Labs (1)
Customers Requests for services
Fixed & Payphone QoS (3)
Customers Clearance &
Importation Permits (5)
Data& Satellite Services
Under the Egyptian Telecom Act 10/2003 Articles (44) & (48), no terminal equipment can be directly or indirectly connected to any Public Service Telecommunication network unless it has been type approved by NTRA (National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority).
The telecommunications Type Approval regulatory arrangements
aim to ensure that products meet applicable technical standards prior to connection to a telecommunications network.
Type Approval & Compliance
The telecommunications regulatory arrangements apply to any person, business or company that is the initial point of supply of customer telecom equipment to the Egyptian market.
Egypt is in the preparation phase prior launching a local Telecom equipment specification & till then NTRA is adopting the following standards
The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) maintains a regularly updated type approval register on the NTRA web site for the inspection & convenience of public .
- Initiative for globalizing Egypt Type Approval procedures.
Proposed Areas of Cooperation & experience sharing between NTRA & BNETZ
- German Market Surveillance strategy.
* Technique, procedures & databases
- Improve Testing capabilities to perform RF, EMC & Safety testing for Telecom Terminal Equipments in Egypt.
H.E. Dr. Tarek Kamel
Minister of Communications
& Information Technology
So! what has the NTRA done so far to meet the above mentioned challenges?