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Egypt, officially the People’s officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a Middle Eastern country in North Africa. Egypt is geographically situated in Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula, east of the Suez Canal, connecting as a land bridge to Asia. Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast; on the north and the east are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, respectively. Egypt is the sixteenth most populous country in the world.

Internet Usage Statistics:
29,809,724 Internet users as of June/12, 35.6% of the population, according to ITU.

Latest Population Estimate:
83,688,164 population for 2012, according to US Census Bureau.

Gross National Income:
GNI per capita is US$ 6,640 ('12) according to the World Bank.

Country Area:
1,001,450 sq km

Internet Usage and Population Growth:




% Pen.

Usage Source




0.7 %





7.0 %





12.9 %





15.9 %





35.6 %


Egypt Search Engines and Directories:

Egypt Profile by the BBC of London.

al-bab Algeria
Egypt Search Engines, Web Directories, Portal Site with links.

dmoz Directory
Egypt regional directory.

Egypt Basic Information
Egypt data from the CIA World Factbook.

Egypt Statistics
Egyptian Historical Statistics.

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Egypt - Telecommunications Reports

Egypt - Convergence, Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Due to the successful implementation of a free Internet strategy in 2002, Egypt now has the largest Internet market in Africa with more than five million users in early 2006. However, Internet penetration is still relatively low and the vast majority of users are located in urban areas. The sector is highly competitive with around 300 Internet and data service providers. A broadband initiative launched by the government in 2003 will increase the number of broadband connections ten-fold within three years and has brought 24Mb/s ADSL2+ access to residential households. VoIP Internet telephony has been liberalised and several companies are rolling out Next Generation Networks (NGN) to provide converged voice and data services.

Egypt - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-Line Telecoms Overviews
Egypt’s telecom sector is performing consistently well with most sub-sectors being open to competition. Around 3,000 new fixed lines are installed in the country every day which has helped to reduce the waiting list by around 90% in recent years. The incumbent telco, Telecom Egypt, is highly profitable and was partially privatised through an IPO at the end of 2005. The end of its fixed-line monopoly in 2006 will open up new opportunities for competitive service providers, as will the award of a third mobile licence. Efforts are underway to roll out Next Generation Networks (NGN), offering converged IP-based voice and data services.

Egypt - Mobile Market, Overview and Statistics Report
Egypt’s mobile market has consistently grown at around 30% per year but accelerated to 67% in 2005 in anticipation of the country’s third mobile licence which was awarded in July 2006, including a concession for both 2G and Third Generation (3G) mobile services. The record price that was paid for the licence indicates the potential that is seen in the Egyptian mobile market, at less than 20% market penetration which is about equally shared between two GSM operators. Both existing networks have launched a range of mobile data and information services. This report outlines the major developments in the market, with relevant statistics and profiles of the countrys mobile operators.

Further reading about Egypt:

Egypt Newspapers Links
Most important daily news and information from Egypt here.

Egypt Country Media News

Egypt Energy Data and Analysis
Egypt is the largest oil producer in Africa that is not a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the second largest natural gas producer on the continent, following Algeria. Egypt plays a vital role in international energy markets through the operation of the Suez Canal and Suez-Mediterranean (SUMED) Pipeline. The Suez Canal is an important transit route for oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments traveling northbound from the Persian Gulf to Europe and North America and southbound shipments from North Africa and countries along the Mediterranean Sea to Asia.


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