Egypt Spends $1.6 Billion To Increase Internet Speed

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has confirmed that the government’s plan to develop the internet in Egypt is currently underway, as almost $1.6 billion were spent to increase the speed of the internet.

The announcement came during a meeting held with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo where a number of the chamber’s leaders in Washington and members of the Egyptian-American Joint Business Council were present.

The minister added that the government is aiming to connect the internet to 2 million homes at a cost of $400 million.

Talaat stated that the average internet speed in Egypt increased from 5.7 Mbps in June 2018 to 15.5 Mbps.

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