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 operators as well as a state-owned fixed-line operator, the sector reached a milestone in late 2013 with the launch of 3G mobile internet services. This…
Telecoms & IT
From The Report: Algeria 2016
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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. 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 the sector’s high potential in line with its efforts to diversify the country’s economic base. This chapter contains interviews with Mouatassem Boudiaf, Deputy Minister for Digital Economy and Financial System Modernisation; and Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of the Mediterranean Region, Ericsson.