Telecoms & IT

Algeria Telecoms 2013
With ICT expenditure reaching $4.59bn in 2012, Algeria spends considerably less than many of its neighbours, for example Morocco, which spent $13.25bn in the same year. However, the country is making efforts to help modernise and boost the sector. Internet users can expect improvements as the government has planned a major overhaul of network infrastructure. The launch of 3G should also help to further develop the sector, as well as push service providers to improve connection speeds and reliability, while parliament is working on drafting new legislation that is expected to increase competition. This chapter contains an interview with Abdelhamid Benyoucef, Chief Executive Officer, HB Technologies.