Ministry: Egyptians cell phone usage rate 113%, 37% for internet
The latest report by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has revealed that the number of cell phone users in Egypt is 92 million, with a prevalence rate of 113 percent, and an annual increase of 27.8 percent.
The same report, released on Monday and published on the ministry's website, said the number of internet users is 30 million, with a prevalence rate of 37 percent and an annual increase of 26 percent. ADSL users have reached 2 million, with a yearly increase of 29 percent, according to the report.
Mobile internet users, meanwhile, hit 11 million, with an annual growth of 33 percent, it added. There are 3 million USB internet users, jumping by 73 percent per year, it said.
The same report detected a drop in the number of fixed-line telephone users, now 8.5 million, with a prevalence rate of 11 percent, and an annual drop of 12 percent.
The report illustrated that the number of firms working in the communication and information technology field now stands at 4,500, with an annual growth rate of 13 percent. The number of individuals undergoing professional training in information technology reached nearly 43,000, a yearly increase of 3 percent.
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