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|15 October, 2018

Mobile subscribers in Egypt down 3.4%, mobile internet users up 4.2% in Q2 2018

The number of mobile subscribers in Egypt declined from 99.1mln in Q1 to 95.7mln in Q2 of 2018, a decrease of 3.4mln consumers.

A man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past an exchange bureau advertisement showing images of the U.S dollar, in Cairo March 10, 2014.

A man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past an exchange bureau advertisement showing images of the U.S dollar, in Cairo March 10, 2014.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The number of mobile subscribers in Egypt decreased in the second quarter (Q2) of this year by 3.4% compared to Q1 (q-o-q).

According to a report issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the number of mobile subscribers in Egypt declined from 99.1 million in Q1 to 95.7 million in Q2 of 2018, a decrease of 3.4 million consumers.

The report added that the penetration rate of mobile services compared to the population has decreased from 108.8% in Q1 to 104.6% in Q2 of this year.

Meanwhile, the number of landline subscribers increased by 2.26% to register 7.4 million subscribers in Q2, up from 7.2% in Q1 of 2018.

The report showed that the internet market added 3 million new consumers in Q2, where the number of internet users reached 42 million in Q2 compared to 39 million in Q1.

The number of mobile phone internet users also increased by 4.2% in Q2 to grow from 31.4 million users in Q1 to 32.8 million.

The number of USB modem internet users increased by 3.4% in Q2 to 3.4 million from 2.1 million in Q1.

The number of high-speed ADSL users increased by 5.2% to reach 5.8 million in Q2 against 5.5 million in Q1 of this year.

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