The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) revealed, in a report, an increase in the number of internet users in Egypt to 33.19 million in April 2017, compared to 30.45 million in March and 26.8 million in April 2016.
The report showed that the number of ADSL subscribers rose to 4.57 million in April 2017, up by 1.77% on a monthly basis and 12.74% on an annual basis, compared to 4.49 million in March of the same year and 4.05 million in April 2016.
The proportion of mobile internet users amounted to 33.22% in April of this year, compared to 30.48% in March 2017 and 27.37% in April 2016.
The highest number of ADSL subscribers was in Greater Cairo, accounting for 43% of the total base alone, followed by the Nile Delta region at 29%, Marsa Matrouh at 11%, Upper Egypt at 11%, and Sinai, the Suez Canal region, and the Red Sea at 6%.
In addition, 2% of of landline subscribers are government subscribers, next to 9% commercial subscriptions, and 89% household subscribers.
The report also indicated that the prices of telecommunications services declined in the first quarter of this year, compared to the fourth quarter of last year. The cost of internet fell from $3.8 in Q4 2016 to $2.8 in Q1 2017, while the cost of mobile service fell from $1.7 to $1.2, and the cost of landline service from $1.2 to $0.9 in Q1 2017.