Vodafone Egypt Chairman Hany Mahmoud. Photo courtesy Al Sharq News
In a statement to Al Sharq News, Hany Mahmoud, the chairman of the board of directors of Vodafone Egypt, noted that the International Telecommunication Union issued a decision stressing the importance of restoring communications and internet services in Gaza in order to save the lives of those wounded in the ongoing conflict in the strip.
"Here in Egypt, our company is ready with some mobile stations, that we always use in matches and big events, to transport them to the border areas between Egypt and Gaza, and we are coordinating with governmental authorities to implement this."
The relentless Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, which began on 7 October, have killed more than 7,700 and wounded more than 20,000.
The Israeli move to cut off all communications in the strip has prevented much of the world from receiving news from reporters and rescue workers on the ground on the most recent repercussions of the Israeli bombing campaign amid a worsening humanitarian crisis among 2.3 million Palestinians under an all-out food-water-fuel blockade for three weeks.
Earlier on Saturday, the Egyptian government called on the international community to pressure Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza through the Rafah border crossing.