32.5 million Internet users in Egypt by September 2015

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56% of computer users regard the personal data stored on their device as more precious than the hardware itself. (AFP Photo)

In September 2015, the number of internet users in Egypt registered 32.5 million, according to a report from the Ministry of Communications issued in December.

The report showed that mobile Internet accounted for the largest share of Internet users.  There were 25 million users in September 2015, a 5 million increase and a 23.1% growth rate compared to September 2014, when 20.3 million users were recorded.

As for USB Internet users, there are around 4 million users compared to 3.9 million in September 2014, marking a 2% increase. USB Internet occupied second place in terms of the number of users.

Last September, mobile Internet users recorded 26.8% of the total mobile phone users, compared to 21.4% recorded in September 2014, marking a 5.4% growth.

According to the Ministry of Communications’ report, the number of ADSL Internet users increased to 3.6 million in September 2015, compared to 2.9 million users in September 2014, marking a 22.1% increase.

The report also showed that Greater Cairo acquired the largest share in the number of Internet users, at 45%, while the Delta region came in second place at 27%.

Alexandria and Matrouh both accounted for 12% of the total number of internet users, while Upper Egypt stood at only 10%, and the Suez Canal cities and the Red Sea governorate together accounted for 6%.

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