Egyptian Networks Summoned by Minister to Discuss PrePay Costs
Published on: 23rd Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mr. Atef Helmy has met with the heads of mobile phone operators in the Egyptian market (Mobinil Vodafone Etisalat Egypt) to discuss an issue with prepay topup prices.
There have been protests over the past week about increases in the cost of prepay cards.
During the meeting, market growth indicators were reviewed, discussions tackled the means of balancing the market stability and proposing distinctive offers, in addition to maintaining the companies' investment in communications and the services quality provided, bearing in mind the fact that mobile prices during the past five years have dropped down to more than 75%.
The attendees have also reviewed the offered prices of some companies in the market recently.
After the meeting, the ICT Minister underlined that there has not been any increase in the prices of recharge cards by Mobinil or Etisalat Egypt. Vodafone is currently studying the prices of recharge cards in its last promotion after it recently raised the cost by around 15 percent.