Vodafone Squeezed in Egypt as State-Backed Partner Turns Rival

  • Egypt Telecom plans own wireless service, may exit venture
  • Deadline to seek new 4G license looms for Vodafone, Orange

Vodafone Group Plc is getting squeezed in Egypt as its state-backed partner embarks on a solo push into wireless services -- crowding the market with a fourth provider while potentially leaving its U.K.-based ally to fend for itself.

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