Mobile and internet subscriptions in Egypt increased by 6 million in 2023

Baheya Wael , Wednesday 13 Mar 2024

The number of mobile subscriptions in Egypt increased by 6.1 million in 2023 compared with 2022, to 106.2 million, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in its quarterly report issued in March.

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A woman using her phone in front of the pyramids of Giza. Photo courtesy of scientiamobile.

 

The ministry’s ICT Indicators Quarterly Bulletin for Q4 of 2023 showed an increase in mobile subscriptions from 99.38 million in December 2022 to 106.21 million subscriptions in December 2023. 

The bulletin also showed that Egyptian mobile internet users – including voice and data subscriptions and data-only subscriptions – also increased by six million from 71.74 million to 77.93 million subscriptions in the same time frame, representing an 8.6 per cent increase.

In recent years, Egypt has experienced a significant rise in mobile internet usage, a trend experts attributed at the time to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent implementation of social distancing measures.   

Between 2019 and 2022, the country saw a staggering 77.9 percent increase in mobile internet subscriptions, surging from 39 million to 69.4 million.

In January 2024, the Egyptian population reached 105.8 million, while the current population census is 106.1 according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). 

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