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| 18 January, 2018

ADSL subscribers in Egypt up to 5.1mln at end-November

Telecom Egypt’s subsidiary TE Data accounted for the largest share of ADSL users, with over 75% of the market.

An Egyptian man rides his motorbike near the new logo of Telecom Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, September 21, 2017.

An Egyptian man rides his motorbike near the new logo of Telecom Egypt in Cairo, Egypt, September 21, 2017.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The number of ADSL subscribers increased in November to 5.1 million, up from 4.9 million in September, according to indicators of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Telecom Egypt’s subsidiary TE Data accounted for the largest share of ADSL users, with over 75% of the market.

The four other companies, Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat, and Noor, share the remaining 25%.

The internet market in Egypt gained over 2 million users, mostly through mobile internet, in September.

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According to a previous report by the Ministry of Communications, the total number of internet service users increased from 39.98 million in August to 41.98 million in September.

The biggest growth came from the mobile internet sector, where the number of users increased from 31.78 million in August to 33.76 million in September, rising by 3.1%. Mobile internet penetration compared to the total users of internet in Egypt reached 41%.

USB modem internet clients fell slightly in September, falling from 3.28 million in August to 3.27 million, marking a decline of 0.23%.

On the other hand, ADSL internet users grew by 0.57%, increasing from 4.92 million in August to 4.95 million in September.

Greater Cairo had the largest proportion of ADSL users, accounting for 41%. The Delta region accounted for 31% of ADSL users, Upper Egypt for 12%, Alexandria and Matrouh for 10%, and the Suez Canal region and Red Sea for 6%.

The MCIT also noted that the landlines user base increased in September to reach 6.54 million, up from 6.27 million in August.

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