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Internet and Broadband Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts - Egypt

Egypt - Internet and Broadband Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Despite some restrictions and censorship, Egypt is one of the most developed Internet markets in Africa in terms of users, international bandwidth and services offered. Subscriber growth slowed only briefly at the beginning of the country's political crisis in 2011, but Egypt was again ranked fourth among African countries in the Networked Readiness Index' of the Davos World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Information Technology Report. However, it slipped to seventh place in 2014.

The country is well connected through national and international fibre infrastructure and has some of the lowest prices for DSL services on the continent, the result of a highly competitive sector with more than 150 Internet and data service providers. Egypt's three mobile network operators have entered the market with third generation (3G) mobile broadband services, and each of them holds a controlling stake in a leading data and Internet service provider.

Key developments:

Growing internet usage in deepening political crisis;
Equally strong growth of DSL and mobile broadband;
Economic recovery expected in 2015.

Companies covered 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. Internet market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Internet statistics
2.3 Free Internet project
2.4 Affordable Personal Computer (APC) programs
2.5 E-schools
2.6 Public Internet access locations
2.6.1 Multipurpose Community Telecentres (MCTs)
2.7 Facebook and LinkedIn
3. ISP and data service providers in Egypt
3.1 Data service operators
3.2 Data centres
3.3 ISP market
3.3.1 EgyNet
3.3.2 LINKdotNET
3.3.3 Nile Online (NOL)
3.3.4 TE Data
3.3.5 Other ISPs
3.4 Internet gateways
3.5 Cairo Regional Internet Exchange (CRIX)
3.6 VSAT networks
4. Broadband market
4.1 Broadband initiative
4.2 DSL
4.3 Wireless broadband
4.3.1 WiFi
4.3.2 WiMAX
4.3.3 CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
4.4 Broadband via satellite
4.5 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
5. Convergence
5.1 VoIP telephony
5.2 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.3 IPTV
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. Forecasts
7.1 Forecasts Internet users 2015; 2018
7.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
8. Related reports
Table 1 Internet users and penetration rate in Egypt 1999 - 2014
Table 2 DSL subscribers in Egypt, total vs TE 2002 - 2014
Table 3 Forecast Internet users in Egypt 2015; 2018
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate in Egypt 2002 - 2014

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