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NOTES ON THE EGYPTIAN COMMUNICATIONS LAW
NOTES ON THE EGYPTIAN COMMUNICATIONS LAW...
A new Law was promulgated under No. 10 for the year 2003 organizing Communications in Egypt (the “Communications Law”). According to the Communications Law the “National Authority for Organization of Communications” (“TRA”) is the governmental Authority that is responsible for applying this Law. Article 21 of the Communications Law provides that no communications network may be established or operated nor communications services to third parties be offered, nor international telephone calls be passed without a permit issued by the TRA. Requests for obtainment of the permits are presented on the forms prepared by the TRA together with the data and documents that it designates and the request must in particular contain the suggested basis for the pricing of the services and the way of its evaluation.
Furthermore, the TRA decides upon the fees for the permits and the rules and procedures relating to its payment.
The Communications Law also provides that the already existing Government owned “Egyptian Company for Communications” (Egypt Telecom) is exclusively entitled up till 31 December 2005 to establish, operate and exploit the international correspondence networks between Egypt and any other state through the international crossing points by maritime, land, microwave links, industrial telestars for fixed services, and also to pass international calls and to offer telephone, fax telex and telegraph services through those networks.
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