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 94%. Although the country was among the first countries in the region to launch 3G mobile services, the development of LTE services was delayed by the late issuing of licenses. Telecom Egypt in August 2016 received the country's first unified services licence, which allowed it to offer LTE services, while the remaining three MNOs (Orange Egypt, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr) followed after having disputed the terms associated with the LTE licences offered. Commercial LTE services were launched in late 2017 under unified licences which also enabled the three network operators to offer 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 m-banking.

Key developments:

Telecom Egypt signs a three-year wholesale agreement with Vodafone Egypt, secures $200 million loan to expand LTE infrastructure, contracts Nokia to develop a 5G network;
Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt sign ten-year infrastructure sharing agreement;
Vodafone Egypt sees continuing subscriber decline into 2019;
MVNO licences issued as part of new unified licensing regime;
Report updates include the regulator's market updates to June 2019, telcos' operating data to Q2 2019, 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


  • Synopsis
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
    • Table Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2024
    • Table Development in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2019
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • Mobile satellite
    • MOBILE DATA
      • SMS
        • Table Change in SMS traffic - 2009 - 2019
      • MMS
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 - 2024
      • Table Change in the number of dedicated mobile (USB) broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 - 2019
  • Regulatory issues
    • THIRD MOBILE LICENCE
    • FOURTH MOBILE LICENCE
    • INTERNATIONAL GATEWAYS
    • MOBILE TERMINATION RATES (MTRS)
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
      • Table Decline in the number of mobile number portings - 2009 - 2017
    • SIM CARD REGISTRATION
    • INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING
  • Major mobile operators
    • ORANGE EGYPT (MOBINIL, ECMS)
      • Table Development in the number Orange Egypt's mobile subscriber base - 2009 - 2019
      • Table Change in Orange Egypt's financial results (EGP) - 2009 - 2019
      • Table Change in Orange Egypt's financial results (-) - 2012 - 2019
      • Network development
    • VODAFONE EGYPT
      • Table Development of Vodafone Egypt's financial data (£) - 2013 - 2019
      • Table Growth in Vodafone Egypt's financial data (EGP) - 2012 - 2019
      • Table Growth in Vodafone Egypt's mobile data traffic - 2013 - 2019
      • Table Growth in the number of Vodafone Egypt's mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2019
      • Table Change in Vodafone Egypt's monthly ARPU - 2012 - 2019
    • ETISALAT MISR
      • Table Development of Etisalat Misr's financial data - 2011 - 2019
      • Table Change in Etisalat Misr's revenue by segment - 2017 - 2019
      • Table Change in the number of Etisalat Misr's mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2019
    • TELECOM EGYPT
      • Table Growth in the number of Telecom Egypt's mobile subscribers - 2017 - 2019
  • Mobile content and applications
    • M-BANKING
  • Mobile handsets
  • Appendix - Historic data
    • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2009
    • Table Historic - Mobile numbers ported - 2008 - 2015
  • Related reports

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