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Smartphone Sales in Egypt Expected to Almost Double

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Due to investments in 3G networks, smartphone sales in Egypt are expected to nearly double to 32 percent of all handsets sold by 2016, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

Egypt: Fixed and Mobile Data Service Revenue to Double by 2016 offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides a detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

Download an excerpt or purchase the report here.

“All three Egyptian MNOs offer services over HSPA networks, which play a central role in spreading Internet access across the country,” says Olena Kaplan, Associate Analyst at Pyramid Research. In January 2011, when the Mubarak regime forced operators to block access to the Internet, many social network websites were accessed and used via texting and mobile connectivity. “Today, the mobile Internet plays a crucial role in Egyptians’ choice of Internet access, and operators, aware of this preference, are continuously investing in their 3G networks,” she notes.

Egypt: Fixed and Mobile Data Service Revenue to Double by 2016 is part of Pyramid Research's Africa & Middle East Intelligence Report Series and is priced at $990. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia/Pacific) or Lorena Marani (for those in Latin America or North America).

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