The project of Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), concerned with the establishment of a database containing information on institutions and industrial products, was established for the purpose of developing a network and an information system for the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority.
Moreover, the project determines the status of Egypt on the information society’s global map through providing international organizations and companies operating in the field with updated data and information for the ICT sector, positioning Egypt in its rightful place regionally and internationally. It also helps attract local and foreign investments to the sector.
This is in addition to identifying difficulties and reasons that prevent the spread of ICT use in some sectors of the state, and keeping track of the digital divide between rural and urban areas for creating policies and procedures needed, thus reducing them.
§ Support decision-makers in public and private sectors in a variety of ICT indicators, enabling them to implement and follow-up on applied policies and achieve the objectives of strategic plans
§ Develop a vast database including various detailed indicators to measure IT use in all fields and segments of society
The project issues several quarterly and annual reports consisting of indicators for ICT use of all classes and segments of society. Among the most significant reports is the family and individual usage indicators: the percentage of households that use Computers was 49.6% in 2012, while 37.8 % of Egyptian households have computers at home and 32.2 % use the Internet at home.
Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) is ranked first among internet communication means where 95 % of households mostly use 256 kbps to 1GB speed.
As for the private sector installations, Computer users reached 69 % in 2012, and 46 % use the internet. ADSL is ranked first in internet communication means where 84% of installations use it.