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Algeria Government Initiates Plans to Develop Fixed-Line Telephony Competition, Reveals New Report

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Forecasts” research report to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com

 

Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2014 -- With a fixed-line penetration of around 8% and mobile penetration close to 100%, Algeria has one of the highest telecom services teledensities in Africa. The country's relatively well developed infrastructure includes a national fibre backbone and significant FttP deployments.

There remains no effective competition in the fixed-line sector since Lacom (a joint venture between Egypt's Orascom Telecom and Telecom Egypt) exited the market in 2008. The proposed privatisation of Algerie Telecom has been in abeyance for some time. To stimulate the sector the government in late 2014 proposed reintroducing fixed-line telephony competition.

Solid mobile subscriber growth in recent years has meant that mobile penetration has now broached 100%. Given the intensifying price competition between the three MNOs, Algerie Telecom's Mobilis, Orascom's Djezzy, and Wataniya's Ooredoo, their focus has shifted to raising ARPU and investing in mobile data services based on HSPA and LTE technologies. Following long delays, the regulator in late 2013 finally issued 3G licences, which together with LTE services launched by Mobilis in May 2014 will considerably boost mobile broadband services in coming years.

Although the mobile market has been affected by the recent social and political unrest, and investor confidence has been dented by recent moves from the government to take control of the country's leading mobile operator, with the advent of 3G licences the MNOs have the chance to transform themselves into converged service providers and to take a share of the broadband market. As such, the country's mobile market still has enormous potential for growth.

To complement mobile broadband services, Algerie Telecom has invested in DSL and WiMAX network upgrades. The liberalisation of the market for VoIP services has also enabled ISPs to become players in the sector, which is placing greater pressure on fixed-line voice services. Algerie Telecom is also investing in its national fibre infrastructure, and has become a major shareholder in a four-company national fibre project.

Spanning over 47 pages, “Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Forecasts” report covering the Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market, Regulatory Environment, Fixed Network Operators, Telecommunications Infrastructure, Internet Market, Broadband Market, Digital Media/DIGITAL ECONOMY, Mobile Communications, Forecasts. The report covered companies are - Algerie Telecom, Mobilis, Djezzy, Nedjema, Djaweb, EEPAD, Swan Informatique, IcosNet, Smart Link Communication

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