Algeria - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
The licensing of 3G spectrum to the three mobile network operators in late 2013 will provide a strong stimulus to the development of mobile broadband services in coming years. In addition, commercial services based on LTE technology are expected to be available in early 2014. At the same time, the fixed-line incumbent Algerie Telecom has invested in expanding and upgrading its ADSL and WiMAX networks. ADSL prices are already among the lowest in Africa. This infrastructure is complemented by WiMAX wireless broadband infrastructure put in place by several ISPs. 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 investing in the expansion of its national fibre infrastructure, while the operator has also become a major shareholder in a four-company national fibre project. This report contains an overview of Algeria's internet and broadband market, providing key statistics, profiles of the major players, and scenario forecasts for the internet market to 2016.
Algerie Telecom embarks on infrastructure program to build 20,000 km of fibre by 2016, connecting 20,000 locations; launches the idoom' range of unlimited DSL offers; contracts Telnet Holding to supply a national WiFi network; government pursues MSANs program to deliver broadband to towns with populations of between 1,000 and 2,000; regulator's activity report and market data updates to end-2013; Alcatel-Lucent wins submarine cable contracts; market developments to mid-2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Djaweb, EEPAD, Swan Informatique, IcosNet, Smart link Communication