In 2014, with a population of 83,386,739, Egypt’s mobile Smartphone penetration rate was 68.7 percent, making it the highest African country; it fell only slightly lower than that of the UAE, at 71.4 percent.
The telecom market shares are nearly evenly distributed among users, with Vodafone at 40 percent, mobinil at 35 percent, and Etisalat at 25 percent with a total revenue of 27.9 billion EGP, or approximately $3.66 billion US.
Samsung penetrates the Egyptian market as the most popular Smartphone brand, at 45 percent, with Huawei coming in at 10 percent and Apple at 8 percent. In order of popularity, Egypt’s favorite social networks are Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
His Excellency. Eng. Atef Helmy, minister of communications and information technology of Egypt says, “Egypt is determined to embrace the significant socioeconomic opportunities offered by mobile. Broadband connectivity has become a key competitive differentiator in the global economy and our citizens will welcome the many benefits of greater access to mobile services in their personal and professional lives.”
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