Since established in 1999, ministry communications and information technology has worked hard on improving ICT infrastructure in Egypt and expanding fixed lines services to reach rural areas. The ministry focused on increasing the number of subscribers in both rural and urban areas. To this aim, the ministry exerted a lot of efforts to improve the quality of services provided to the public, increase the number of centrals and its capacity in addition to reducing the complaints.
Item
Unit
Value
Date: From - To
Historical Data
Total Capacity of Local Public Switching Exchanges
Lines
25328347
31 Dec 1981 - 30 Sep 2021
Main Telephone Lines in Operation
Subscriber
10579286
31 Dec 1981 - 30 Sep 2021
Active Telephone Lines as a Percentage of Total Capacity
Percentage
41.77
31 Oct 1999 - 30 Sep 2021
Urban Fixed Line Subscribers
Subscriber
8452112
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Rural Fixed Line Subscribers
Subscriber
2127174
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Number of Residential Lines
Subscriber
9359507
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Number of Governmental Lines
Subscriber
242281
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Number of Commercial Lines
Subscriber
977498
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Fixed Lines Density
Percentage
10.25
31 Dec 1981 - 30 Sep 2021
Fixed Lines Density in Urban Areas
Percentage
8.19
30 Apr 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Fixed Lines Density in Rural Areas
Percentage
2.06
30 Apr 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Waiting List for Fixed Lines
Number
223527
31 Dec 1995 - 31 Dec 2020
Total Number of Switching Exchanges
Switches
1511
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Open Switching Exchanges
Switches
1511
31 Dec 2002 - 30 Sep 2021
Number of Switching Exchanges in Villages
Switches
1052
30 Jun 1982 - 30 Sep 2021
Open Switching Exchanges in Villages
Switches
1052
31 Jan 2003 - 30 Sep 2021
Number of Fixed lines per 100 Households in Rural Areas
Percentage
12.8
31 Jan 2004 - 31 Aug 2021


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