How did Egyp­tians use their mo­bile phones in 2017?!

The Daily News Egypt - - Business -

Egypt has nearly 100 mil­lion mo­bile phone users ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tionTech­nol­ogy (MCIT),but for what pur­pose do the Egyp­tians use their mo­bile phones?

A re­cent re­port by the MCIT showed that about 87% of the Egyp­tians use their mo­bile phones to con­duct and re­ceive calls.

The re­port re­lied on the re­sults of a pe­ri­odic sur­vey car­ried out by the Cen­tral Agency for Pub­lic Mo­bi­liza­tion and Sta­tis­tics (CAPMAS) on the Egyp­tian fam­i­lies’ us­age of mo­bile phones.

The re­port re­vealed that 38% of Egyp­tians used mo­bile phones to send and re­ceive SMS mes­sages,while 7% of Egyp­tians used their mo­bile phones to en­joy 3G ser­vices, such as surf­ing so­cial net­works or play­ing on­line games.It also showed that 14% of Egyp­tians sent and re­ceived pho­tos via their mo­bile phones,18% of Egyp­tians ac­cessed mo­bile in­ter­net, and 10% used mo­bile for en­ter­tain­ment.

The re­port of the MCIT dis­closed a de­cline in the num­ber of mo­bile phones users dur­ing Au­gust to reach 99.5 mil­lion com­pared to 99.86 mil­lion users in July.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the mo­bile phone mar­ket lost about 360,000 users in Au­gust com­pared to July.

Amid the drop in the num­ber of mo­bile phone users,Voda­fone was the most at­trac­tive for new sub­scribers among the other lo­cal mo­bile op­er­a­tors.

Voda­fone at­tracted 103,000 new cus­tomers, in­creas­ing the num­ber of its sub­scribers base from 42.2 mil­lion in July to 42.3 mil­lion in Au­gust.

Or­ange in­curred the big­gest loss in the num­ber of sub­scribers among other mo­bile op­er­a­tors, as the com­pany lost about 400,000 cus­tomers in Au­gust, bring­ing the num­ber of its sub­scribers to 33 mil­lion down from 33.4 mil­lion in July.

Eti­salat Egypt also lost 100,000 sub­scribers, record­ing 24 mil­lion in Au­gust, com­pared to 24.1 mil­lion in July.

The re­port re­vealed that 38% of Egyp­tians used mo­bile phones to send and re­ceive SMS mes­sages, while 7% of Egyp­tians used their mo­bile phones to en­joy 3G ser­vices

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