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Algeria - Mobile Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts


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Algeria - Mobile Market Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

At close to 100% penetration, subscriber growth in Algeria's mobile market has begun to slow. Given the intensifying price competition between the three MNOs, Algerie Telecom's Mobilis, Orascom's Djezzy, and Wataniya's Nedjma, their focus has shifted to developing ARPU and investing in mobile data services. Following long delays, the regulator in late 2013 finally awarded the MNOs with 3G licences. This will considerably boost mobile broadband services in coming years, while services based on LTE technology are also expected in 2014.

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 for 2013 and 2016.

Key developments:

Regulator awards licences for 3G services; Mobilis sources domestically-built base stations, plans LTE launch early in 2014; Djezzy given special permission to purchase 3G equipment; Huawei trials LTE; regulator's market data for 2012; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

Mobilis, Djezzy, Nedjema


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Algeria's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Mobile market shares
2.3 3G services
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Registration of subscriber details
4. Major mobile operators
4.1 Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
4.2 Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
4.3 Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma)
5. Mobile handsets
6. Tariffs
7. ARPU
8. Mobile data services
8.1 SMS
8.2 MMS
8.3 GPRS/EDGE
8.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9. Third generation (3G)
10. GSM-R
11. Satellite mobile
12. Forecasts
12.1 Forecast mobile subscribers 2013; 2016
12.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
13. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 4 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 - 2012
Table 5 Mobilis subscribers 2009 - 2013
Table 6 Djezzy subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 7 Nedjma financial data subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 8 Nedjma blended ARPU 2009 - 2012
Table 9 Nedjma subscribers 2005 - 2012
Table 10 Djezzy blended ARPU 2002 - 2011
Table 11 Forecast mobile subscribers 2013; 2016
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014

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