A report issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology revealed that the volume of subscriptions to the high-speed Internet reached about 8.81 million subscriptions in December 2020, compared to 8.69 million subscriptions in November 2020 and 7.30 million subscriptions in December 2019.
The percentage of mobile internet users out of total mobile subscribers was 54.95% at the end of December 2020, compared to 53.85% at the end of November 2020 and 40.91% in December 2019.
Home internet consumption increased by 12% in the month of Ramadan, bringing the increase in home internet to 99% since the curfew began, and an increase in mobile internet consumption by 17%, bringing the rate of increase in mobile internet consumption to 35% since the start of the ban.
The ministry had announced the implementation of a plan to develop the Internet in 2019 at a cost of 30 billion pounds, which contributed to the resilience of networks during the pandemic, amidst the intensity of consumption.
Home internet services witnessed an increase in consumption by 12% during the last month of Ramadan, bringing the percentage of home internet increase to 99% during the pandemic. Mobile internet consumption also increased by 17%, bringing the rate of increase in mobile internet consumption to 35% since the start of the ban.
Earlier, the ministry revealed the implementation of a new plan to raise the efficiency of the Internet, at a total cost of about 5.5 billion pounds for this year. While working on issuing periodic reports on the quality of telecommunications services to improve the quality of communications services provided to citizens and enhance transparency and governance by developing communications infrastructure, covering main roads and some areas in the governorates with mobile networks, and completing the implementation of the Ministry's plan to raise the efficiency of the Internet for this year; While working on issuing periodic reports on the quality of telecommunications services.