Egypt’s fixed internet penetration levels are low, varying from an official 14 percent to around 34 percent if unofficial connections are included in the total sum. The government is targeting a modest goal of reaching 50 percent household fixed internet penetration by the end of 2016. The mobile market, on the other hand, grew at exponential rates in recent years and swiftly reached saturation levels. There were 96 million mobile subscribers in 2015 —a penetration rate of 111 percent.
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Egypt’s incumbent company has a monopoly over the fixed-line phone market and is one of the major internet service providers (ISP). However, in the area of internet connectivity it is facing increasing competition from private companies, which have gained market share primarily by offering USB modems that operate using their mobile infrastructure. The mobile phone market, on the other hand, is a fast-growing industry with several competing companies aggressively looking for customers. The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) is in charge of supervising and regulating the telecommunications market in Egypt.
Egypt is bisected by the highly fertile Nile valley, where most economic activity takes place. The government pursued from 2004 to 2008 business climate reforms to attract foreign investment and facilitate growth. Poor living conditions and limited job opportunities for the average Egyptian contribute to public discontent, a major factor leading to the January 2011 revolution. The uncertain political, security, and policy environment since then caused economic growth to slow significantly, hurting tourism, manufacturing, and other sectors and pushing up unemployment. Weak growth and limited foreign exchange earnings have made public finances unsustainable, leaving authorities dependent on expensive borrowing for deficit finance and on Gulf allies to help cover the import bill. In 2015, higher levels of foreign investment contributed to a slight rebound in GDP growth after a particularly depressed post-revolution period.
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Licensed cable operators: 4
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