Egypt ranks 58th in GCI 2019.
Egypt scored higher in affordability of both fixed-line broadband and mobile broadband services,
despite the fact that investment has stagnated this year. That has been an increase in demand for
downloaded applications, smartphones, and cloud migration. Egypt benefits from its geographical
position, which allows it to connect to numerous cables that interconnect various parts of Europe
with the Middle East and Asia. This has helped Egypt to achieve relatively high scores for Internet
download speeds, cloud computing, and Internet usage. Egypt also has good domestic fiber
infrastructure, which is able to tap into international cables at several points.
Continuous improvement and investment in the infrastructure need to take place if Egypt's ICT
infrastructure is to effectively support 4G rollout. Replacing all copper cables in the national
backbone network with fiber would be a catalyst for economic growth and deliver broad social
benefits. Egypt also has good infrastructure in its data centers, and is well positioned to grow its
cloud computing industry.