Egyptian mobile phone use to exceed 100 per cent by 2013

Ahram Online, Friday 19 Aug 2011

Subscribers will outpace the actual population by the end of next year, claims an international business report

More users than Egyptians by 2013? (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian mobile phone use will exceed 100 per cent by the end of 2012, claims a new report from Business Monitor International, as subscriptions climb to outnumber the country’s actual population.

The high growth in mobile use will be driven by the appearance of new operators in the market which will serve rural areas, says the report.

It also forecasts 15 per cent of mobile subscribers will be using 3G by the year 2015.

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