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COUNTRY RANK
59 /79
SCORE
34 /120
STRENGTHS
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.
OPPORTUNITIES
According to GCI indicators, Egypt is still in the first stage of ICT development, which is broadband. It has not achieved significant progress in other technical enablers. With broadband performance still below the world average, Egypt should focus for now on building out more connectivity, with wider coverage and faster speeds, while maintaining the affordability of services.

Egypt’s telecommunications sector needs to improve the supply of high-speed broadband services and to alleviate current network congestion, which is hitting quality of service (QoS). Access in Egypt’s rural areas needs to be improved, and additional spectrum should be made available as users adopt more services. Egypt’s telecoms operators are expected to receive the frequencies needed to deliver 5G mobile networks by 2020. The Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) is currently studying the economic and technical feasibility of offering the new generation of mobile communications.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
EG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
BROADBAND
45
0 30 120
CLOUD
45
0 30 120
AI
45
0 30 120
IOT
45
0 30 120
The Four Pillars
Up from last year
Down from last year
EG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
SUPPLY
45
0 30 120
DEMAND
45
0 30 120
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 120
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 120
The 40 Indicators
EG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Connections

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Security
Software
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
E-Commerce Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI-enabled
Robotics


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Secured
Internet
Servers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
E-Government
Services

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Analytics

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cybersecurity
Awareness


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Creation


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Expenditure

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT Influencing
New Business
Models
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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