Telecom Egypt, also known as TE Data is most popular terrestrial Internet provider in Egypt. It has a market share of 65% and is controlled by government. In an effort to rise the overall Internet penetration rate in Egyptian population, which is relatively low, TE Data has reduced prices and slashed the low-speed data plans with effective data rates of 256Kbps and 512Kbps.
Mobile Internet 4G will be available in Egypt by the first quarter of the year 2016. Minister Khaled Negm has announced that works are under way to implement mobile Internet connection of the next generation. The old copper wires are being replaced with optical fiber, the main data gate of Egypt is also modernized. Khaled Negm dismissed the rumors about mounting pressure towards state company Telecom Egypt not to enter the market with 4G license.
Hurghada is not especially developed when it comes to Internet availability. Landlines do exist only in the central areas of the city. New districts are relying on the 3G-connections. If you ever wondered how do they offer Internet-connection in hotels – wonder no more: they use the same 3G-dongles plugged in the Wi-Fi routers. If you plan to live in Hurghada for a long time or you definitely need a backup connection for the likely case of temporal shutdown of the hotel one then you should look at the 3G providers in Hurghada.