Asrany Reveals Internet Users 35% Up In Two Years
Published Saturday, 23 February 2013 15:56 | Written by Nayera Eid
Waseem Arsany, CEO of LinkdotNet, one of the leading internet solutions and service providers (ISP) in Egypt, has revealed that the number of internet users have increased during the past two years between 30% and 35% of the total number of subscribers to all service providers in the market.
He added that LinkdotNet acquires the second rank of market share of internet services in the Egyptian market, noting that LinkdotNet eyes to increase its network’s users in 2013 through providing new services that cater to the aspirations of users for higher speeds and lower prices.
Moreover, Arsany emphasized that LinkdotNet cooperates now with Telecom Egypt in order to resolve the problems faced by the customers in some Telephone Centrals such as Nasr City, Maadi, and Heliopolis, explaining that they witnessed some bottlenecks in the last period due to the increasing demand for internet services and the relatively low capacities as compared to the volume of use.
Furthermore, he asserted that the internet service providers in Egypt are looking forward to make Telecom Egypt finalizes the replacement of current copper cables with optical fiber cables that provide higher speeds so as to be in line with the government’s target to offer high-speed internet, achieve broadband strategy and keep up with global internet speeds by 2020.
He added that LinkdotNet holds regular meetings with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) to recognize its vision for the market and its methods to offer new licenses during the next period, pointing out that the market is growing steadily, especially in the use of wireless Internet services.
He indicated that LinkdotNet aims to provide new services per month for customers to increase the number of internet users and provide techniques to allow the subscriber to change the internet speed according to his needs during the day. Despite the increasing inflation rate, prices of internet services have not hiked, indicating that the prices of interest services have dropped in the last years, he noted.