DSL Internet Price Hikes Spark Outrage in Egypt


When Abdelsalam Mohamed, a 29-year-old Egyptian woman, tried to renew her home internet package to continue working, she noticed that her 600 Gigabytes package that cost her EGP 550 (USD 11.83) per month is now costing around EGP 725 (USD 15.59). “I can not pay that much for internet, so I had to change my package to 300 Gigabytes per month for EGP 382 (USD 8.21),” Mohamed told Egyptian Streets. Telecom Egypt, Etisalat, Orange, and Vodafone announced on 2 January 2024 the new prices of digital subscriber line (DSL) packages, which were approved by the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRAEG), to be applied starting 5 January. Prices increased by percentages ranging from 29.41 percent to 33.33 percent. The minimum monthly package across all companies starts from EGP 160 (USD 3.44) for 140 Gigabytes (GB), for the lowest speed of 30 Megabits per second (Mbps), value-added tax excluded. When a package is consumed, the internet slows down to 265 kilobits per second (kbps) with no limit. This speed renders the internet unfunctional. However, the user could purchase additional GBs, from 20 GB to 100 GB, for prices ranging from EGP…

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