Egypt mobile phone May subscriptions up 28 per cent

Reuters, Sunday 7 Aug 2011

Numbers using the country's three networks continue their steady month-on-month and year-on-year rises

The number of mobile phone subscriptions in Egypt rose to 74.77 million in May, up 28 per cent year-on-year, government figures showed on Saturday.

In April the number of mobile phone subscriptions was 74.58 million.

In May 2010, Egypt's three mobile operators -- Etisalat Egypt , Mobinil and Vodafone's unit in Egypt -- had 58.253 million subscriptions.

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

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