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Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
[November 22, 2021]

Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Sydney, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just released, this edition of BuddeComm report outlines the latest developments and key trends in the telecoms markets. -

Once LTE services were launched in September 2016, services quickly reached all 48 provinces. However, within the provinces access to LTE was patchy, and where it was available the service quality has been poor.

As a consequence, the regulator has repeatedly warned or fined the MNOs for failing to adhere to their licence obligations regarding network reach and service quality. To help the MNOs adhere to their targets, the regulator has also issued them with additional spectrum, including spectrum in the 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz ranges in February 2020, additional spectrum in August 2020, and more spectrum till in April 2021 (in the 2300MHz band). Despite this, in the following October the MNOs were again warned by the regulator concerning breaches of some of their licence obligations.

Additional bandwidth made available from the ORVAL submarine system has helped the MNOs since the beginning of 2021. More bandwidth is to be made available during the next few years from the Blue-Raman and Africa-1 cables, which should also help reduce access costs to end users.

Key developments:

  • Regulator again provides MNOs with additional spectrum to address poor services;
  • Government approves procedures for implementing MNP, argues for upgrades to LTE networks before MNOs invest in 5G;
  • MNO’s LTE infrastructure reaches all 48 provinces, though QoS is considered poor;
  • Government initiates national infrastructure project to replace copper network with fibre;
  • VEON sells its entire 45.57% stake in OTA to the Algerian National Investment Fund;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data update to June 2021, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q3 2021, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market data developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:
Algérie Télécom (Mobilis), Optimum Telecom Algérie (Djezzy), Wataniya Telecom (Nedjema, Ooredoo), Djaweb, EEPAD, Swan Informatique, IcosNet, Smart link Communication
Read the full report:

Nicolas Bombourg: [email protected]
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