04.02.2011 30.Shevat, 5771
Vodafone accuses Cairo of co-opting network
Vodafone, the world’s biggest mobile operator by revenue, was told by the government last week to switch off its network in Egypt after the anti-Mubarak protests broke out.
The international mobile operator Vodafone yesterday accused the Egyptian authorities of using its network to send pro-government text messages to subscribers.
The complaint is an escalation of the involvement of Egypt’s telecommunications providers in the escalating crisis. Another mobile boss, the chief executive of Orascom Telecom , protested against President Hosni Mubarak’s rule in the main Cairo square yesterday and said any damage to his company arising the unrest was a price worth paying….