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Algeria - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-Line Telecoms Overview

Press Release   •   Dec 31, 2013 12:06 IST

Dec 31, 2013 : Bharat Book Bureau presents the new report, on 'Algeria - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-Line Telecoms Overview' With a fixed-line penetration of around 8% and mobile penetration close to 100%, Algeria has one of the highest teledensities in Africa. Its relatively well developed infrastructure includes a national fibre backbone and one of Africa's first FttP deployments. The country's oil and gas reserves have made it one of the wealthiest nations in Africa.

Competition in the fixed-line sector received a setback in 2008 when the second operator, Lacom (a joint venture between Egypt's Orascom Telecom and Telecom Egypt) exited the market after three years of operations, citing regulatory barriers that made it impossible to compete with Algerie Telecom. Only months later, the already delayed privatisation of Algerie Telecom was called off and the licensing of third generation mobile spectrum delayed further. The number of fixed lines in service fell by 16% the following year but has since then recovered. 3G licences are now expected to be issued by the end of 2013.

 In parallel with the access networks, the national and international fibre optic backbone is being upgraded to an IP-based next-generation network. The government has announced investments of 100 million into national fibre infrastructure to 2014.

Key developments:
Bill to revise the Telecom Law fails to pass Parliament; regulator's activity report; Company of Telecommunications Infrastructure Algeria set up to manage a national fibre network; market data updates and developments to end-2013.

Companies covered in this report include:
Algerie Telecom

Table of contents:

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Algeria's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historical background
4.2 Law of 2000
4.3 Regulatory authority
4.3.1 ARPT
4.4 Emerging cybercrime legislation
4.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Algeria
4.6 Interconnection
5. Fixed-network operators
5.1 Algerie Telecom
5.1.1 Privatisation
5.1.2 Network infrastructure
5.1.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
5.1.4 National backbone network
5.1.5 Domestic satellite network
5.1.6 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.1.7 Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP), Triple Play
5.2 Lacom (CAT, defunct)
6. Alternative national fibre infrastructure
6.1 AETC
6.2 CITA
7. National infrastructure
8. International infrastructure
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Algeria 2013
Table 2 Fixed-line network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet provider statistics 2013
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Social Media statistics - 2012
Table 8 Telephony market revenue by service 2010 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed-line traffic 2008 - 2014
Table 10 Fixed-line revenue and ARPU 2008 - 2013
Table 11 WLL lines 2008 - 2011
Table 12 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2004
Table 13 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2013
Chart 1 Fixed lines in service and penetration rate 2005 - 2013

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