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Slight growth in mobile users, decline in internet users in January 2016.

The number of mobile users grew slightly in January 2016 compared to December 2015, according to a report by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

The report indicated that the number of mobile users increased from 94 million users in December 2015 to 94.16 million users in January 2016, measuring a growth of 0.15%.

According to statistics cited in the report, the number of mobile users in January 2016 declined by 1.1% from January 2015, as the number of mobile phone users has fallen from 95.2 million users in January 2015 to 94.1 million users in January 2016.

The report also revealed a significant decline in the number of internet users during January 2016, as the number of internet users fell from 33.8 million users in December 2015 to 26.2 million users in January 2016.

The report monitored a significant 26.9% decline in the number of internet users via USB devices, as the number of internet users via USB devices fell from 3.8 million users in December 2015 to 2.7 million users in January 2016.

The number of mobile internet users declined by 24.8% over January 2016, as the number of users dropped from 26.3 million users in December 2015 to 19.7 million users in January 2016.

The ministry's report showed an increase in the number of ADSL Internet users by 0.14% during January 2016, as the number of users increased from 3.7 million users in December 2015 to reach 3.8 million users in January 2016.

Cairo had the highest number of ADSL internet users with 45%, while governorates in the delta region amounted to 28% of users, and Alexandria and Matrouh amounted to 11%, and Upper Egypt amounted to 10%, while Sinai and the Red Sea only accounted for 6% of the total number of ADSL internet users.

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