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Egypt - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses


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Egypt - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Egypt has one of the most developed internet markets in Africa in terms of the number of users and the availability of services. The country's geographical position has enabled it to capitalise on the myriad of cables which cross through it, interconnecting various parts of Europe with the Middle East and Asia. Egypt also has considerable domestic fibre infrastructure which is able to tap into cables at several points. The MENA subsea cable came into commercial use in late 2015, augmenting the country's considerable international bandwidth.

Growth in the number of broadband subscribers slowed briefly at the start of the country's political crisis in 2011, and continuing social and political disturbances since then have seen some measures imposed to restrict access to content and services.

The extensive bandwidth, together with considerable market competition, has meant that Egypt offers some of the lowest prices for DSL services on the continent. The three mobile network operators Etisalat Misr, Vodafone Egypt and Mobinil also offer mobile internet based on 3G technology. Each of them holds a controlling stake in a leading ISP. The award of licenses to provide LTE services, expected in 2016, will enhance the geographic reach and capabilities of mobile broadband services in coming years.

Key developments:

Telecom Egypt extends the reach of its fibre networks; MENA subsea cable enters into service, boosting international bandwidth; continuing strong growth of DSL and mobile broadband; economic recovery shown in e-commerce market growth; updated report includes the regulator's market data to July 2015, operator data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TE Data (Telecom Egypt); EgyNet; LINKdotNET; Nile Online; Yalla; Equant; Noor; Vodafone Data (Raya Telecom); Menanet; Batelco; Soficom; Egypt Network; Internet Egypt; MenaNet; MenaSat; iSkySat; StormSat Egypt; PLC International; JumpTV.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Free Internet project
2.3 Affordable Personal Computer (APC) programs
2.4 E-schools
2.5 Public internet access locations
2.5.1 Multipurpose Community Telecentres (MCTs)
2.6 Broadband statistics
2.7 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
2.7.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
3.1 Vodafone Egypt
3.2 EgyNet
3.3 LINKdotNET
3.4 Nile Online (NOL)
3.5 TE Data
3.6 Other ISPs
4. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5. Other fixed broadband services
5.1 Wireless broadband
5.1.1 Wi-Fi
5.1.2 WiMAX
5.2 Broadband via satellite
5.3 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
6. Digital Economy
6.1 E-commerce
6.1.1 E-commerce initiatives
6.1.2 E-commerce legislation
6.2 Information Highway Project
6.3 E-government
6.4 E-learning
6.5 GLORIAD (Academic sector)
7. Digital media
7.1 Videostreaming
7.2 Social media
7.3 Communications
7.3.1 VoIP
8. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Egypt 2002 - 2016
Table 2 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Egypt 1999 - 2004
Table 3 Internet users and penetration rate in Egypt 2005 - 2016
Table 4 Proportion of internet users by access technology in Egypt 2009 - 2014
Table 5 Dial-up internet subscribers in Egypt 2003 - 2014
Table 6 Fixed-line internet subscribers and penetration in Egypt 2003 - 2015
Table 7 Forecast broadband subscribers in Egypt 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 8 DSL subscribers in Egypt, total vs TE 2002 - 2015
Table 9 Vodafone Egypt broadband subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 10 Mobinil broadband subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 11 TE DSL subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 12 Type of activity by government/businesses via the internet in Egypt 2014
Table 13 Type of internet connection by government/businesses in Egypt 2014
Chart 1 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration in Egypt 2002 2016
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration rate in Egypt 2005 - 2016
Chart 3 Fixed-line internet subscribers and penetration in Egypt 2003 2015

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