Telecommunication Market



General Market Overview

  • In 2019, the ICT sector contributed EGP 93.4 billion to the Egyptian GDP (approximately 4% of the total GDP)
  • According to ITU, Egypt is one of the most developed and rapidly growing Internet markets in terms of users, international bandwidth and services offered.

ICT Penetration (%)

2019

Fixed Lines

9.3%

Mobile Lines

95.6%

​Internet

49.4%

Source: NTRA and MCIT, 2019

 

Mobile Market: 

A new level-playing field

  • With over 95 million total subscribers in 2019, the mobile market still shows prospect for growth.

Total Mobile Subscribers

2019

Total

95,158,028

 

Internet Market:

Still room for growth

  • ADSL penetration rate reached 7% in 2019 (up from 1.6% in 2010), and an overall Internet penetration of 49%.

Internet Usage

2019

Internet Users (in millions)

49.0

ADSL Subscribers (in millions)

6.7

USB modem Subscribers (in millions)

3.6

Mobile Broadband Subscribers (in millions)

38.7

​Internet Penetration 49.4%

 

International Internet Bandwidth and Utilization

Fixed-Line Market:

  • The fixed line sector managed to hold out consistently versus the aggressive take-over of mobile operators since their arrival in the market.

(In Millions)

December 2019*

​Local Exchange Capacity

24.22

Total Subscribers

9.25

Penetration (%)

9.32%

* ​Economic Affairs Department Estimates

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