Vodafone: Egypt orders cell phone service stopped

January 28, 2011 14:26


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LONDON — Telecoms company Vodafone on Friday said the Egyptian government ordered all mobile telephone operators to suspend services "in selected areas" of the country.

In a statement, the company said that "under Egyptian legislation the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are obliged to comply with it."

Britain-based Vodafone Group PLC company said Egyptian authorities "will be clarifying the situation in due course."

Internet communications in Egypt also have been disrupted Friday as demonstrators stage a day of protests against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.

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