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Mobinil
Orange Egypt for Telecommunications S.A.E.
Native name
Formerly
Mobinil
Société Anonyme Égyptienne
IndustryTelecommunications
FoundedMay 1998
FounderNaguib Sawiris
Headquarters,
Area served
Egypt
Key people
RevenueDecrease3.3 billion[1] (Q1 2018)
Increase E£3.3 billion[1] (Q1 2018)
Increase E£27.4 billion[1] (Q1 2018)
Increase E£12.6 billion[1] (Q1 2018)
Number of employees
152,000 (2017)
ParentOrange S.A.
Websiteorange.eg

Orange Egypt (Egyptian Arabic: ‎), formerly Mobinil (Egyptian Arabic: ?‎),[2] is the oldest mobile network operator in Egypt, founded on March 4, 1998. Orange provides voice and data exchange services, as well as 4G,[3]3G, ADSL and broadband internet.

Network and coverage

Orange Egypt has:[4]

  • 99,299 sites;
  • 36 switches;
  • 4503 mobile BTSs with:
    • 1. Built-in echo cancellers on all switches;
    • 2. EFR voice clarity enhancement;
    • 3. State-of-the-art antennas.

Orange was the first mobile carrier in Egypt to extend its network services to underground stations, having installed 17 Micro BTSs covering stations in Cairo in addition to the Al Azhar Tunnel.[4]

Orange has international roaming agreements with 348 operators in 135 countries, being the first in Egypt to establish roaming agreements with the US and Canada, as well as non-GSM operators in South American countries including Argentina, Brazil and Peru.

Orange Egypt offers roaming with satellite operators such as Al-Thuraya.

Orange claims that its coverage extends to more than 99% of the Egyptian population.

Orange has recently been announced Egypt's Speedtest Awards Winner for mobile network speed during Q3-Q4 2017. Orange achieved a Speed Score of 15.97, making it the fastest mobile network in Egypt.[5]

Market share

As of October-Decembre, 2017, Orange has about 33.5 million active subscribers from almost 101,27 million mobile subscribers in Egypt.

Recent changes

On September 21, 2011, Yves Gauthier has been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Mobinil, a change that took effect on November 15 of the same year. This followed the resignation of Hassan Kabbani.

On February 13, 2012, Orange S.A. announced its intent to buy Sawiris' biggest share in Mobinil for about $2 billion which could be the end of the long-standing dispute between the company's major shareholders.

On May 27, 2012, Orange S.A. acquired 94 percent of Mobinil, buying most of the shares it did not already own from its local venture partner, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (OTMT). Orange executed its purchase of 93.9 million shares of the 100 million outstanding at a pre-agreed price of E£202.5 each, for a total transaction value of E£19 billion ($3.15 billion). OTMT agreed to keep a 5 percent stake in Mobinil.[6]

In February 2015, an agreement was reached between Orange S.A. and OTMT, where OTMT, then holder of 5% of Mobinil's shares, sold all of its shares and voting rights in the company to Orange S.A., thus raising Orange's ownership in Mobinil to 98.92%.

On March 8, 2016, Mobinil was officially rebranded to Orange.

On October 14, 2016, Orange acquired the fourth-generation (4G) internet services licence after signing a $484-million agreement with the national telecom regulator.[7]

By late 2016, Orange started offering 4G internet services.

On May 1, 2018, Yasser Shaker was appointment as the CEO of Orange Egypt.[8]

On June 26, 2018, Orange announced that they would be providing new 4G+ internet services to their users.[9]

On March 27, 2019 Home VDSL launches at speeds of up to 100 Mb, and launch something innovative by subscribing through Jumia.[10]

Disputes

In November 2017, Orange Egypt have reached a final and mutual agreement with Telecom Egypt over disputes related to interconnection, infrastructure and international gateway services.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Financial indicators in Egypt" (PDF). Orange. 2018-03-13. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Orange replaces Mobinil as rebranding hits final stages". Digital Boom. 2016-02-28. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Orange Egypt signs 4G licence deal worth $484 million - Digital Boom". Digital Boom. 2016-10-14. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b "Orange Egypt- Shop for Mobile Phones, Lines, Internet Plans, Apps, Music". www.mobinil.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Speedtest Awards logo". www.speedtest.net. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "France Telecom acquires 94 pct of Egypt's Mobinil". Reuters. 2012-05-27. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Orange Egypt acquires 4G licence in $484 mln deal - Economy - Business - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Shaker, Yasser. "CEO - Orange Egypt for Telecommunications". www.orange.eg. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Orange Egypt on Instagram: " ? ? ? 4G+ "". Instagram. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Shop for Orange Home VDSL - Best Prices on Orange VDSL Here - Jumia Egypt". Jumia.
  11. ^ TeleGeography. "Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt agree to end raft of legal disputes". telegeography.com. Retrieved .

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