International internet bandwidth leaped from 829.77 Gbps to 1,204.14 Gbps at the end of January/March 2017; representing an annual growth rate of 45.12%.
The number of ADSL subscriptions increased from 4 million subscriptions to reached 4.49 million subscriptions by the end of January/March 2017 with an annual change of 0.48 million and annual change rate 12.1%.
Mobile internet rose from 25.88 million subscriptions to hit 30.45 million subscriptions by the end of January/March 2017.
The ICT Sector’s Role in Development
80.9% of enterprises use fixed phones and 79.9% use computers, while 59.9% use the internet and 50% mobiles.
51.7% of private sector enterprises use the internet in getting information about goods and services.
58.4% of private sector enterprises access the internet using broadband.
5.3% of private sector enterprises were dealing with e-commerce, while 17.5% were dealing with e-government.
Graph Shows the Total Numbers of Mobile Subscriptions and Fixed Lines Subscriptions in Egypt During the First Quarter of 2017
The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the government body responsible for information and communications technology (ICT) issues in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launched a National Plan for ICT, establishing multi-disciplinary projects and initiatives related to vital sectors, such as education and health.The national plan helps the ministry promote the use of ICT nationwide as a means to achieve national development goals; and establish the pillars of a knowledge society in Egypt in close collaboration with other governmental, civil society and private sector entities.