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CAIRO- 18 May 2017: The number of Egyptian families who own cell phones increased by 9.3 percent by the end of 2016, said the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in a report, on the occasion of the World Information Society Day Wednesday.
The number of the households using mobiles reached 21.6 million families in 2016, compared to 19.7 million families in 2015, the report added.
According to the statement, over the past year 27.1 million persons used the Internet at home; while the number of Internet users from educational institutions reached 17.33 million persons.
In addition, the number of Internet users for the purpose of gathering information on goods and services reached 5.9 million, the statement said. A total of 5.2 million persons used governmental search engines to reach the desired information.
Moreover, 10.9 million persons used the Internet to access information on health facilities, and 22.1 million used the Internet to exchange e-mails.
CAPMAS also found that 11.3 million persons owned computers at home by the end of 2016. This number increased by 15.9% in comparison to 2015.