Egypt’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said in a report on Sunday that the number of mobile subscribers increased to 94 million, while the number of mobile internet subscribers reached 38.79 million in June 2019 compared to 38.60 million in May 2019 and 34.27 million in June 2018.
The ministry added that the number of ADSL subscribers declined to 6.88 million in June 2019 compared to 6.91 subscribers in May 2019. The number of ADSL subscribers was 5.82 million in June 2018.
The number of landline subscribers declined to 8.21 million in June 2019, compared to 7.40 million in June 2018, with the ministry clarifying that the number of governmental landline subscribers is estimated at three percent, commercial landlines at 12 percent, and home landlines at 85 percent.
The number of telecommunications and information technology companies reached 456 from January until March, compared to 357 companies during the same period in 2018.
In 2015, the number of mobile subscribers increased by 214.37 percent from 30.3 million at the end of 2007 to 94.59 million in October 2014, driven by the growth of low cost pre-paid subscriptions. The number of Internet subscribers rose by 375.75 percent in October of 2014 to 46.96 million from 9.87 million at the end of 2007.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm