Hotels across Egypt told to raise minimum internet speed

06 April 2022

Egypt’s minister of tourism and antiquities, Khaled al-Anany, issued a ministerial decision ordering all hotels to raise their minimum internet speed determined, according to the classification of each establishment.

The decision stipulated that a contract with any of the telecom service providers licensed to operate in Egypt would be concluded for a period not exceeding one month from the date Telecom Egypt finished connecting the fibre-optic cables to connect the company’s external network to the facility’s communications room.

All hotel establishments, be they five, four or three stars, or floating hotels, must provide the minimum standard specifications and technical equipment necessary for internal networks that allow fast connection to the HSIA Internet.

One aim is to improve wireless connectivity in and around the buildings.

This is in accordance with the technical specifications in force, and the quality standards approved by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh, the popular resort town situated between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea, must comply with the decision within a period not exceeding six months, while the rest of hotels nationwide must comply with it maximum by the end of December 2022.