Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, revealed a plan to raise internet speeds during the coming period, noting that the Ministry of Communications began in July 2018 to raise internet speeds and pumped investments amounting to $ 1.6 billion, where the speed in July 2018 was about 5.7 Mbps according to indicators Ookla Speed test “.
The Minister of Communications told Al-Watan on the sidelines of his meeting with members of the “Communication” Association that internet speeds rose in October 2019 to 14 Mbps, and last November it reached 18 Mbps, while last December it reached 26.52 Mbps, and was registered in January 2020 is about 28.78 Mbps, confirming that there is a plan to raise internet speeds during the coming period.
Talat added: “Egypt’s sixth ranking in Africa reached us after we were 40th in July 2018 out of 43 countries on the continent, which is not appropriate for Egypt’s standing, so we are taking great steps to improve the internet services provided to citizens.”
While mobile companies in Egypt announced their intention to inject new investments to develop their infrastructure during 2020, with the aim of improving the quality of telecommunications and internet services provided to citizens.
Sources with “Orange”: 4 billion pounds for the development and modernization of infrastructure throughout the republic
Sources from the Orange Company told Al-Watan that it will pour new investments into its network this year amounting to 4 billion pounds to develop and modernize the infrastructure throughout the republic to provide the best service to its customers. Over 20 years.
In turn, Khaled Hegazy, CEO of the corporate sector at Telecom Egypt, told Al-Watan that the company aims to pump investments during the year 2020 worth 4.5 billion pounds to modernize its network, noting that the majority of Etisalat investments will be directed to smart applications and data transmission services.
Sources with “Telecom Egypt”: pumping 17 billion pounds during the years 2019 and 2020
The sources of the company, “Telecom Egypt”, that the company aimed to pump about 17 billion pounds during the years 2019 and 2020, with the aim of supporting the digital transformation initiative and providing high-quality services, noting that the company pumped about 27 billion pounds during the past 5 years.
The sources continued, that the company developed an integrated work plan for the development of infrastructure at the level of all governorates of the Republic through the development and expansion of both the international network and the main network and messaging networks as well as the backbone network, as the plan was based on a strong expansion in the deployment of smart assembly units “MSAN” and optical fiber cables In parallel, gradually increasing the efficiency of the terrestrial network for all existing customers.