Egypt Independent

Lowest internet speed to be four megabytes by end of year: Minister

Telecommunications Minister Yasser al-Qadi said on Sunday that the lowest internet speed will be four megabytes by end of 2017.

In remarks during a visit to Kafr al-Sheikh, where he initiated several developmental projects, the minister said 47 percent of the lines have a speed that reaches up to more than four megabytes, while 53 percent have a speed at 16 megabytes.

Qadi also noted a huge shift in services offered to citizens in Kafr al-Sheikh, as it reached the highest level of efficiency. Around 30,000 new users subscribed to data services in the governorate, he said.

In related news, the minister denied rumors on the increase of mobile phone credit prices.


Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm