Egypt Lifts GPS Ban

April 20, 2009 at 8:51 am | Posted in Aerospace Law Interfaces | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From the Daily News Egypt (hat tip Ogle Earth):

Egypt lifts GPS ban

By Theodore May
First Published: April 6, 2009

CAIRO: Egypt announced this week that it would allow the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, ending a ban that had meant that certain mobile phones could not be sold in the country.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) lifted the ban, meaning that now only two countries on earth, Syria and North Korea, still forbid the use of GPS.

In addition to allowing Egyptians greater access to GPS technologies and the products (phones and cars) that provide them, the ruling is expected to spur business in the telecom and auto sectors. . . .[Full Story]

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