Political turmoil tests telecom sector: Egypt rising to meet the challenge

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2014-03-10

How do political-economic crises affect the telecommunications sector? We take a look at Egypt. Egypt's telecommunications market showed a strong demand for mobile broadband access throughout the crisis that followed former President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow. Unique subscribers' numbers remained static, but demand for broadband skyrocketed with strong 3G HSPA growth. Egypt's political crisis drove the economy to its knees. But …

MVNOs launch in Saudi Arabia

Author: Philipe Moura
Published:

The regulatory framework for MVNOs in Saudi Arabia, favors incumbent mobile operators. Will MVNOs bring change? Mobily, the second largest, data-driven mobile operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has announced that London-based Lebara group will launch an MVNO on its network in the first quarter of 2014. MVNOs are a common way to increase competition and create diversity …