Quiz: Which Three Countries Ban GPS?
Answer below, but one is Egypt. The Daily News Egypt explains how getting a license for its use is possible, but that most people simply live with the ban. That includes mapping companies, those who wish to sell GPS-enabled cell phones and others.
The official word from Sherif Guinena, vice chairman of the National Telecommunication Regulator Agency (NTRA):
GPS is allowed in Egypt but you must have a license after getting approval from security authorities. No doubt this technology is very important, brand new service and a big advantage if it is allowed, but we have to abide to security laws; because when we give a license to any new communication device we need the approval of the board which represents all state agencies.
Answer: “Today, only three countries in the world still ban the commercial use of GPS: Egypt, Syria and North Korea.”