• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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Internet infrastructure and usage have developed rapidly in Algeria in recent years, helping to pave the way for the growth of IT segments, such as hosting and cloud storage. Plans to liberalise fixed-line internet access as well as develop e-commerce and payments should also help to further boost development. Both the authorities and the...

 

Why did the government see the need to create a digital economy department?

 

Algeria saw the launch of the country’s first 3G networks in late 2013, after similar rollouts by its neighbours Tunisia and Morocco. However, the country has quickly made up for lost time, with the introduction in October 2016 of 4G LTE networks by all three of Algeria’s mobile network operators, with all 48 of the country’s provinces...

 

How has demand for smart devices evolved in emerging markets over the past five years?

 

Benefitting from a penetration rate of more than 100% in what is the second-largest consumer market in North Africa, along with high levels of geographic coverage in the densely populated coastal areas, Algeria’s telecoms sector is in the early stages of a rapid shift to high-volume data consumption. Home to three mobile telephone network...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Algeria 2016

Internet infrastructure and usage have developed rapidly in Algeria in recent years, helping to pave the way for the growth of IT segments. The sector, however, is about to enter a challenging period as a result of reductions to government spending. Despite the impact this is likely to have, ICT is likely to remain a strategic priority in years to come, as the government seeks to capitalise on...