The mobile market added about 357,700 new subscribers last October, bringing the total number of mobile subscribers from 94.8 million in September to 95.2 million, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology .
Vodafone managed to add about 230,000 new subscribers to its network last October, increasing the number of its customers from 39.9 million subscribers in September to 40.2 million subscribers.
Orange was able to add about 37,900 new subscribers to its services last October, increasing the number of subscribers to its services from 28.2 million subscribers last September and reaching 28.3 million.
According to the Ministry, Egypt Telecom lost about 100,000 subscribers in October, as the number of subscribers to the company’s services declined from 20 million in September to 19.9 million in October.
The mobile market had added 140,000 new subscribers last September, bringing the number of subscribers to 94.9 million in September.
The mobile market witnessed a decline in the number of its users in the past year, after the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) checked user data to remove unregistered lines. In addition, the high price of mobile lines up to EGP 70, as a result of imposing a new fee of EGP 50 per mobile line since the middle of last year, affected the number of mobile users.