Egypt mobile phone February subscriptions up 29 per cent

Reuters, Wednesday 25 May 2011

Government figures show more than 13 million new mobile phone users since the same period in 2010

The number of mobile phone subscriptions in Egypt grew 29 per cent from a year earlier to 72.94 million as of February, government figures showed on Wednesday.

Mobile phone subscription was 71.50 million in January.

In February 2010, Egypt's three mobile operators -- Etisalat Egypt, Mobinil and Vodafone Egypt -- had 56.49 million subscriptions.

Egypt is the Arab world's most populous country, with about 80 million people.


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