A report released by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has revealed that the number of Internet users in the North African country dropped by 7% in January 2017 compared to December 2016. This indicates a decline of approximately 3 million Internet users in January 2017 compared to December 2016, meaning that the total number of Internet users is now at approximately 33,82 million.
Download the latest "ICT Indicators in Brief" report by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
There were declines accross the board of Internet users in Egypt except for fixed-line Internet users which grew slightly by 0,39% from 4,4 million Internet users in December 2016 to 4,46 million Internet users in January 2017. Mobile Internet users dropped from 28,65 million to 26,16 million users.
Also interesting to note is that the largest number of fixed-line Internet users in Egypt are to be found in Cairo which accounts for 43% of the country's Internet users.
The report also covers other indicators of Egypt's ICT sector such as the number of newly established ICT companies, Egypt's Stock Exchange Telecommunications Index, Telecenters and more.
Although the overall number of Internet users in Egypt has dropped other indicators suggest the country's ICT sector is experiencing. With more investment into telecommunications infrastructure the country should also be able to boast improved Internet speeds in the not so distant future.