Access in Egypt Egypt score #573.33?Rank out of 92 countries. Score out of 10.
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The Egyptian government has prioritized the development of a strong ICT sector since the late 1990s. In 1999, it established the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and since then has continued to invest financial and human resources in improving infrastructure and access. The International telecommunications Union (ITU) reports that 30 percent of Egyptians currently have Internet access in their homes. The ITU also reports a 44 percent Internet penetration rate, nearly 23 million wired broadband subscriptions, and mobile cellular subscriptions exceeding 96 million in 2012. Despite the country’s solid ICT infrastructure, cost remains a major barrier to greater numbers of broadband subscriptions in Egypt.