Zain has expanded its international roaming agreement, known as One Network to include Egypt after signing a partnership with Mobinil. The One Network platform offers roaming across the Zain network with call costs and services charged at the same rate as the home network.
As in any other "One Network" country, while in Egypt, Zain customers can recharge their pre-paid lines with locally purchased top up cards.
"'One Network' is unstoppable," said Zain Group CEO Dr Saad Al Barrak. "We have reached an enormous milestone by reaching Egypt, a country that embraces both the Middle East and Africa. In every new country in which we plant the "One Network' flag, we are redefining the concept of mobile coverage and roaming by delivering on our brand promise of 'A wonderful world'".
Since its introduction in September 2006, "One Network" has been recognized by the international community for significant innovation and raising industry standards, attaining many awards. Most recently at the Middle East World Telecom Awards held last Tuesday, 'One Network' was named "Telecommunication Innovation of the Year".