Algeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

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Solid mobile subscriber growth in recent years has meant that mobile penetration approached 115% by mid-2015. 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 developing ARPU and investing in mobile data services based on HSPA and LTE technologies. Following long delays, the regulator in late 2013 finally awarded the MNOs with 3G licences. Together with LTE services launched by Mobilis in 2014, this has considerably boosted mobile broadband services. In late 2015 the regulator was pressed by the government to make greater efforts to extend 3G to some remaining areas which are only served with 2G.

The market has been affected by the recent social and political unrest, while investor confidence has been dented by recent moves from the government to take control of the country's leading mobile operator. Nevertheless, 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.

This report contains an overview of Algeria's mobile market, analysis and key statistics, profiles of the major players, and scenario forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

Regulator pressed to speed up deliver of 3G services nationally; government to raise tax on broadband services and imports of computers in 2016 budget; Mobilis and Ooredoo authorised to extend 3G to additional provinces; AT reports having over 125,000 customers on its LTE network; Mobilis extends use of network for remote electricity meter reading, contracts Huawei as partner for its network migration to 5G; sale of a 51% stake in Djezzy to the National Investment Fund completed; Algerie Telecom extends LTE service to the residential sector; Mobilis sources domestically-built base stations, launches commercial LTE services; regulator responds to customer complaints of poor service from MNOs; Djezzy given special permission to purchase 3G equipment; VimpelCom sells its 51% stake in Djezzy to a government investment fund for $2.64 billion; regulator's market data for 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2015; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Algerie Telecom (Mobilis), Omnium Telecom Algerie (Djezzy), Wataniya Telecom (Nedjema, Ooredoo)

1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 ARPU
3.3 Mobile data
3.3.1 SMS
3.3.2 MMS
3.4 Mobile broadband
3.5 Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
3.5.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Registration of subscriber details
4.2 Interconnection
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Digital networks
5.2.1 GSM-R
5.2.2 Third Generation (3G)
5.2.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.3 Other infrastructure developments
5.3.2 High Speed DPacket Access (HSDPA)
5.3.3 Smart grid infrastructure
5.3.4 Satellite mobile
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
6.2 Omnium Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
6.3 Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma, Ooredoo)
7. Mobile handsets
8. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2016
Table 3 Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 4 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 - 2014
Table 5 Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 6 3G subscribers by operator 2013 - 2014
Table 7 GSM subscribers by operator 2013 - 2014
Table 8 Mobilis subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 9 Djezzy subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 10 Djezzy financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 11 Djezzy blended ARPU 2012 - 2014
Table 12 Ooredoo financial data (QAR) 2009 - 2015
Table 13 Ooredoo financial data (KWD) 2012 - 2014
Table 14 Ooredoo blended ARPU 2009 - 2015
Table 15 Ooredoo subscribers 2005 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2016
Chart 2 Djezzy financial data 2008 2015

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