Latest updates on telecoms regulation from the Middle East and North Africa 07 June 21 Ali Hayajneh & Muatasem Khairaddeen

Cullen International’s new report on regulatory updates from the Middle Eastern and North African countries sheds light on the major developments occurring between February and May 2021 across seven countries.

In this update, Algeria renewed two mobile licences and adopted a new licensing regime, while the Bahraini regulator concluded its review of the wholesale broadband and local connectivity markets.

In Egypt, the regulator took several decisions to enhance and enforce consumer protection rules. Kuwait assigned its first MVNO licence to Virgin Mobile, while the Moroccan regulator reduced MTRs and FTRs.

In Oman, the government imposed additional taxes on the telecoms sector, while Omantel agreed to sell its mobile towers. In Tunisia, telecoms and spectrum regulators are preparing for the launch of 5G.

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