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3.35% increase in mobile phone users in April

Internet market loses 2.5 million subscribers


The number of mobile subscribers in Egypt reached 99.1 million in April, up from 95.2 million in April 2016, an increase of 4.1%, according to a report by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

The report revealed a decline of 0.17% in the number of mobile subscriptions to reach 99.91 million in April down from 99.9 million subscriptions in March. Mobile phone subscriptions reached 111.4% of Egypt’s population.

On the other hand, the Internet market lost about 2.5 million subscribers in April compared to the same period in 2016. According to the ministry’s report, the number of Internet subscribers fell from 43.66 million in April 2016 to 41.1 million in April 2017.

According to the report, the number of mobile Internet users fell from 36.08 million in April 2016 to 33.19 million in April 2017, while the number of users rose from 30.45 million in March 2017 compared to 33.19 million in April 2016.

The report pointed to a decline in the number of Internet users via USB modem devices from 3.5 million subscribers in April 2016 to 3.2 million in April 2017, a decrease of 6.94%. The report also showed that the number of ADSL subscribers increased by 12.7% in April compared to the same period in 2016, where the number of users increased from 4.05 million in April 2016 to 4.5 million users in April 2017.

Vodafone grabbed the largest share of new customers in January, adding more than 356,800 clients that month, boosting its client base from 40.2 million in December 2016 to 40.6 million in January, according to data from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

On the other hand, the number of subscribers of Orange dropped from 33.8 million in December to 33.7 million in January, losing some 89,400 clients in one month. Etisalat obtained more clients, rising from 23.6 million clients in December to 23.8 million by the end of January 2017, with 175,000 new subscribers.

According to the indicators, the sheer number of mobile service subscribers increased by 442,500 clients in January.

The total number of mobile services reached 98.2 million in January, up from 97.7 million in December 2016.

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