The number of land line subscriptions increased in April by 7.5% compared to the same period in 2016.
According to a report by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the number of land line subscriptions has reached 6.1 million up from 6.5 million, with an increase of 400,000 new subscriptions.
Additionally, the number of subscriptions increased by 5.3% in April compared to March 2017, where they reached 6.23 million in March.
According to the report, the land line subscriptions rate to population recorded 7.1% in April compared to 7% during the same period of 2016.
The land line subscriptions from home accounted for 89% of the total land line subscriptions, followed by commercial subscriptions with 9%, while the government sector reached 3%.
The number of mobile subscribers in Egypt reached 99.1 million in April, up from 95.2 million in April 2016, an increase of 4.1%, according to a report by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
The report revealed a decline of 0.17% in the number of mobile subscriptions to reach 99.91 million in April down from 99.9 million subscriptions in March. Mobile phone subscriptions reached 111.4% of Egypt’s population.
On the other hand, the Internet market lost about 2.5 million subscribers in April compared to the same period in 2016. According to the ministry’s report, the number of Internet subscribers fell from 43.66 million in April 2016 to 41.1 million in April 2017.
According to the report, the number of mobile Internet users fell from 36.08 million in April 2016 to 33.19 million in April 2017, while the number of users rose from 30.45 million in March 2017 compared to 33.19 million in April 2016.