Egypt's Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets | 1995-2024 Historic Analysis & Future Forecast -

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This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Egypt's telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments
  • Facts, figures and statistics
  • Industry and regulatory issues
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless)
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU
  • Broadband market forecasts
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues
  • Telecoms operators - privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences
  • Mobile technologies (GSM 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G)
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments

Supported by a population of about 95 million, Egypt has one of the largest telecom markets in North Africa. There is effective competition in most sectors, and this has been supported by the award of unified licences to allow operators to offer fixed-line as well as mobile services.

The government in recent months has endeavoured to secure billions of dollars in funding to roll out next-generation networks, develop technology parks and extend broadband availability. In terms of investment, and in smart infrastructure developments, the government's ambitions to develop a new capital city east of Cairo promises to be a catalyst for intensification in the deployment of 5G and fibre networks in coming years.

Egypt has one of the largest mobile telecom markets in Africa, with effective competition and a penetration rate of about 94%. Although the country was among the first countries in the region to launch 3G mobile services, the development of LTE services was delayed by the late issuing of licenses. Telecom Egypt in mid-2019 began trialling 5G and building a 5G network.

The country's geographical position has enabled it to capitalise on the numerous cables which cross through it, interconnecting various parts of Europe with the Middle East and Asia. Egypt also has considerable domestic fibre infrastructure which can tap into cables at several points. This has helped considerably increase bandwidth availability for internet users. The extensive bandwidth, together with effective market competition, has meant that Egypt offers some of the lowest prices for DSL services on the continent.

This report outlines the major developments in the Egyptian telecom sector, including national and international network developments and covering government efforts to improve connectivity in rural and remote areas. The market also reviews the mobile market, providing statistics and profiles of the network operators as well as an assessment of the licensing regime and operator strategies relating to mobile broadband and 5G. In addition, the report assesses the fixed broadband sector, providing subscriber forecasts and reviewing the development of fibre as part of efforts to extend the availability of upgraded internet services.

Key Market Developments

  • Government planning to replace 95% of copper infrastructure with fibre by 2020
  • Work begins on planning a EGP40 billion telecom infrastructure for the proposed new capital city
  • Telecom Egypt and Liquid Telecom agree to expedite the roll out of fibre networks across North Africa
  • Orange Egypt, Vodafone, Telecom Egypt sign $2 billion infrastructure sharing deal
  • SEA-ME-WE 5 cable comes online to add additional international internet capacity
  • Telecom Egypt contracts Nokia to develop a 5G network
  • Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt sign ten-year infrastructure sharing agreement
  • Vodafone Egypt sees continuing subscriber decline into 2019

Key Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

1.1 Country overview

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Historical overview

2.2 Market analysis

2.3 Regional Africa Market Comparison

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Regulatory authorities

3.3 New Regulatory Framework

3.4 Telecommunications Master Plan

3.5 Legislative reform

3.6 Unified Telecom License (UTL)

3.7 Privatisation of Telecom Egypt

3.8 Telecom sector liberalisation

3.9 Interconnection

4 Fixed network operators

4.1 Telecom Egypt

4.2 Etisalat Misr

5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 Overview of the national telecom network

5.2 Public payphones

5.3 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)

5.4 Data centres

5.5 International infrastructure

5.6 Smart infrastructure

6 Broadband market

6.1 Introduction and statistical overview

6.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

6.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

6.4 Other fixed broadband services

7 Digital economy

7.1 E-commerce

7.2 Information Highway Project

7.3 E-government

7.4 E-learning

7.5 GLORIAD (Academic sector)

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile infrastructure

8.4 Regulatory issues

8.5 Major mobile operators

8.6 Mobile content and applications

8.7 Mobile handsets

9 Appendix Historic data

Companies Mentioned

  • Alkan Communications
  • Batelco
  • EgyNet
  • Egypt Network
  • EgyptSat
  • Equant
  • Etisalat Misr
  • Inmarsat
  • Internet Egypt
  • Iridium
  • iSkySat
  • LINKdotNET
  • MenaNet
  • MenaSat
  • Menatel
  • MobiServe
  • Nile Online
  • NilePhone
  • Noor
  • Orange Egypt (Mobinil, ECMS, Orascom Telecom, Global Telecom Holding)
  • PLC International
  • Raya Telecom
  • Soficom
  • StormSat Egypt
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Thuraya
  • Vodafone Data (Raya Telecom)
  • Vodafone Egypt
  • Yalla

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900