Latest indicators of the Egyptian internet use & mobile internet users, 2017

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ICT Indicators in Brief, January 2017 | MCIT

Official ICT Indicators | Egypt

Egypt is the largest Arab country and it is one of the most developed internet markets in the region. Hence, it worth keeping an eye on some of the basic connectivity indicators as briefed in this report by the Egyptian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MCIT) for December 2016.

  • The number of mobile subscriptions in Egypt totaled 97.79 million subscriptions with a penetration rate of 109.73% to the total population.
  • The Egyptian mobile internet users reached  28.652 million.
  • USB modem subscriptions decreased in 3.28 million after 3.30 million in Nov. 2016, and in comparison to 3.82 million in Dec. 2015.
  • ADSL internet subscriptions reached 4.44 m in Dec. 2016, with the most ADSL subscriptions located in Greater Cairo.

ICT Indicators in Brief, January 2017-MCIT

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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.

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