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Egypt - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Egypt - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Egypt has one of the largest mobile telecom markets in Africa, with effective competition and a penetration rate of about 105%. Although the country was among the first countries in the region to launch 3G mobile services, the development of LTE services has suffered from delays. Nevertheless, Telecom Egypt in August 2016 received the country's first unified services licence, which allows it to offer LTE services. The remaining three MNOs (Orange Egypt, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr) rejected the terms associated with the LTE licences offered, but they signed up for licenses after these terms were adjusted. Commercial services have been launched progressively since late 2017. The licences also enable the providers to offer virtual fixed-line services using the infrastructure of Telecom Egypt.

This report outlines the major developments in the Egyptian mobile market, including updated statistics and profiles of the operators. The report also assesses market structure and regulatory measures related to spectrum awards and licensing, as well as emerging technologies and services including mobile TV and m-banking.

Key developments:

Telecom Egypt signs a three-year wholesale agreement with Vodafone Egypt, secures $200 million loan to expand LTE infrastructure;
Egypt opens its first factory for locally-made smartphones;
Vodafone Egypt trials fixed-line services;
Regulator releases LTE spectrum to licensees;
Central Bank of Egypt approves new regulations to encourage m-payment services;
Orange Egypt contracts NEC Corporation to provide microwave radio system for LTE traffic;
Vodafone Egypt sees subscriber decline into 2018;
Ericsson completes Evolved Packet Core (EPC) system for Orange Egypt;
MVNO licences issued as part of new unified licensing regime;
Report updates include the regulator's market updates to March 2018, telcos' operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange Egypt (Mobinil, ECMS, Orascom Telecom, Global Telecom Holding), Vodafone Egypt, Etisalat Misr, Telecom Egypt, Thuraya, Iridium, Inmarsat, Alkan Communications, EgyptSat, MobiServe, Ericsson, Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Technologies.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
4. Mobile infrastructure
4.1.1 4G (LTE)
4.1.2 3G
4.2 Other infrastructure developments
4.2.1 Mobile satellite
4.3 Mobile data
4.3.1 SMS
4.3.2 MMS
4.4 Mobile broadband
4.5 Forecasts mobile subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
5. Regulatory issues
5.1 Third mobile licence
5.2 Fourth mobile licence
5.3 International gateways
5.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
5.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
5.6 SIM card registration
5.7 Infrastructure sharing
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Orange Egypt (Mobinil, ECMS)
6.1.1 Network development
6.1.2 ARPU and usage
6.2 Vodafone Egypt
6.3 Etisalat Misr
6.4 Telecom Egypt
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 m-banking
8. Mobile handsets
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Mobile market share of subscribers 2014 - 2018
Table 4 Mobile internet and USB internet connections (regulator data) 2009 - 2018
Table 5 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 - 2018
Table 6 Dedicated mobile (USB) broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2018
Table 7 Forecast mobile subscribers in Egypt 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 8 Mobile numbers ported 2008 - 2015
Table 9 Orange Egypt subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 10 Orange Egypt consolidated financial results (EGP) 2002 - 2017
Table 11 Orange Egypt financial results () 2012 - 2017
Table 12 Orange Egypt blended monthly ARPU () 2012 - 2017
Table 13 Vodafone Egypt financials (£) 2013 - 2019
Table 14 Vodafone Egypt financials (EGP) 2012 - 2018
Table 15 Vodafone Egypt mobile data traffic 2013 - 2018
Table 16 Vodafone Egypt subscribers 2000 - 2018
Table 17 Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU 2003 - 2017
Table 18 Etisalat Misr financial data 2011 - 2018
Table 19 Etisalat Misr mobile subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 20 Telecom Egypt mobile subscribers 2016 - 2018
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2018
Chart 2 Orange Egypt financial results (EGP) 2002 2017
Chart 3 Vodafone Egypt financials (£) 2013 2018
Chart 4 Vodafone Egypt financials (EGP) 2012 2018

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