Since established in 1999, ministry communications and information technology has worked hard on improving ICT infrastructure in Egypt and expanding fixed lines services to reach rural areas. The ministry focused on increasing the number of subscribers in both rural and urban areas. To this aim, the ministry exerted a lot of efforts to improve the quality of services provided to the public, increase the number of centrals and its capacity in addition to reducing the complaints.
Item
Unit
Value
Date: From - To
Historical Data
Total Capacity of Local Public Switching Exchanges
Lines
22114832
31 Dec 1981 - 31 May 2022
Main Telephone Lines in Operation
Subscriber
11747076
31 Dec 1981 - 31 May 2022
Active Telephone Lines as a Percentage of Total Capacity
Percentage
53.12
31 Oct 1999 - 31 May 2022
Urban Fixed Line Subscribers
Subscriber
9532148
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Rural Fixed Line Subscribers
Subscriber
2214928
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Number of Residential Lines
Subscriber
10522262
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Number of Governmental Lines
Subscriber
244449
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Number of Commercial Lines
Subscriber
980365
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Fixed Lines Density
Percentage
11.25
31 Dec 1981 - 31 May 2022
Fixed Lines Density in Urban Areas
Percentage
21.45
30 Apr 2003 - 31 May 2022
Fixed Lines Density in Rural Areas
Percentage
3.69
30 Apr 2003 - 31 May 2022
Total Number of Switching Exchanges
Switches
1532
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Open Switching Exchanges
Switches
1532
31 Dec 2002 - 31 May 2022
Number of Switching Exchanges in Villages
Switches
1072
30 Jun 1982 - 31 May 2022
Open Switching Exchanges in Villages
Switches
1072
31 Jan 2003 - 31 May 2022
Number of Fixed lines per 100 Households in Rural Areas
Percentage
12.8
31 Jan 2004 - 31 Aug 2021


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