Egypt was ranked 100 in the foreign investment impact index for communications for the 2012/2013 fiscal year surpassing Algeria, which ranked 128th, according to a World Economic Forum report.
The report added that the number of Egypt’s telephone line subscribers per 100 inhabitants averaged 10.6 and mobile subscribers 119.9. The percentage of the population that uses the Internet is 44.1%.
Egypt also topped Tunisia and Syria, two other Arab countries. The number of Tunisian telephone line subscribers per 100 people was estimated at 10.2 and mobile subscribers 118.1, with internet users at 41.4%.
In Syria, 20.2 individuals per 100 subscribed to fixed telephone lines with just 59.3 mobile subscribers per 100 individuals and a 24.3% internet usage rate.
Egypt came in 80th out of 144 countries in the Network Readiness Index for the year 2013.
Egypt’s total information technology and communications exports as a proportion of total exports for the year 2011 reached approximately 0.2% according to the World Bank.
Spending on computer software and services as a proportion of Egypt’s GDP for the year 2011 was approximately 0.3%. The same statistic for Turkey was 0.5%, Tunisia 0.6%, Jordan 0.5%, and China 0.8%, with Thailand topping the list at 1.1%.