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Egypt Holds The Highest Number of Mobile Subscriptions in The Arab World in 2017 | MBRSG & Bayt

Consumer Behavior | Arab World

The smartphone today is the most popular point of access to the Internet for the majority of Arab users. Phones have surpassed desktop or laptop computers in terms of time spent accessing the internet in the Arab World daily.
The year-on-year usage growth of mobile subscriptions in the Arab world is projected to slow down to 1.2% in 2020, a significant drop from around the 12% annual growth rate back in 2010. This indicates that the region may have come close to the saturation of mobile phone subscriptions.

Take a glance at the number of mobile subscriptions in the Arab world:

  • Egypt comes at the first place with 87,700,244 mobile subscriptions.
  • Saudi Arabia comes in second place with 52,679,272 mobile subscriptions.
  • Algeria comes at next with 51,828,362 mobile subscriptions.
Number of Mobile Subscriptions in the Arab World, 2017

A Graph Shows The Number of Mobile Subscriptions in the Arab World.


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