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(TE) , is Egypt’s main Telephone company
A telephone company is a service provider of telecommunications services such as telephony and data communications access. Many were at one time nationalized or state-regulated monopolies...
. It started in 1854 with the first telegraph line in Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...
. In 1998, it replaced the former Arab Republic of Egypt National Telecommunication Organization (ARENTO).
The company has a fixed line subscriber base in excess of 12 million subscribers, which makes it the largest fixed line provider in the Middle East
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Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area...
Telecom Egypt acquired TEData
TE Data S.A.E. is an Internet service provider in Egypt, established in 2001 by Telecom Egypt to act as its data communications and Internet arm....
(formerly GegaNet) in late 2001 to act as its data communications and ISP arm. The company has another IT
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...
Xceed is a global provider of multi-lingual Business Process Outsourcing services. Xceed was established in 2001 to serve as the IT arm of Telecom Egypt with a client base of more than 11 million subscribers. Since then, Xceed has developed into a global provider of BPO services, with sites at...
- Xceed contact center - located in Egypt's Smart Village.
Telecom Egypt’s shares and GDRs (Ticker: ETEL.CA; TEEG.LN) are traded on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchanges and the London Stock Exchange. Telecom Egypt also owns 44% of Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Egypt is Egypt's largest mobile network operator. It was launched in 1998 and was formerly known as Click GSM.-About Vodafone Egypt:Vodafone Egypt is a telecommunications service and product provider. It was established in 1998...
. Telecom Egypt has adopted the contemporary quality integration trends and established the quality sector in 2001, which is now preparing the whole company to take the ISO9001-2000 certificate.