Algeria's Telecoms Market 1995-2019: Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Algeria's fixed-line penetration was in decline for a number of years before the trend was reversed in 2015. This recovery was short lived, with the momentum for growth offset by the prevalence of more capable mobile networks which have attracted a growing proportion of people to adopt mobile solutions for voice and data services. Nevertheless, government-funded efforts are continuing to ensure that fixed-line infrastructure is extended to underserved areas.

This project, accounting for about 500 remaining communities, forms part of the Universal Service Telecommunications (UTS) program. Three Universal Service Telecommunications licences were awarded in early 2016, with licensees obliged to provide fixed and wireless telecoms services to all communities.

The country's relatively well-developed infrastructure includes a national fibre backbone which was augmented with a new subsea link to Valencia in April 2017. Algeria is also part of the 4,500km terrestrial Trans-Saharan Backbone network which will connect the national network with other fibre networks in the region.

Mobile penetration is growing slowly, a sign that some level of market saturation has been reached. The regulator was slow to issue 3G licences, while LTE licensees did not launch services until September 2016. Despite this tardiness, there have been significant gains in the adoption of LTE services. Coverage obligations, together with investments made in the intervening months, will ensure that LTE services will be extended rapidly in coming years in a bid to secure national internet coverage by the 2022 target.

Key Developments

  • Regulator changes identity to ARPCE;
  • New submarine cables to link to the US and France;
  • Finance Law increases tax on voice and data services;
  • Algerie Telecom contracts Huawei to build a national fibre network benefiting one million customers;
  • Algeria signs agreement with Niger to share expertise in postal and ICT services;
  • African Development Bank (ADB) finances the Trans-Saharan fibre backbone project (SDR);
  • New Code of Posts and Electronic Communications legislation providing for local loop unbundling;
  • Regulator awards three Universal Telecommunications Service licences to provide basic telecom services in underserved areas;
  • Orval cable system linking Oran with Valencia completed;
  • Algerian Space Agency launches Algeria's first telecommunications satellite;
  • Company of Telecommunications Infrastructure Algeria set up to manage a national fibre network;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data update for 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2018, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market data developments.

Companies Mentioned

  • Algerie Telecom
  • Lacom

Key Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Market analysis

4 Regional Africa Market Comparison

4.1 TMI vs GDP

4.2 Mobile and mobile broadband

4.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Historical overview

5.2 Law of 2000

5.3 Regulatory authority

5.4 Telecom sector liberalisation

5.5 Privatisation

5.6 Universal Service Telecommunications (UTS)

5.7 Interconnection

5.8 Access

6 Fixed network operators

6.1 Algerie Telecom

6.2 Lacom (CAT, defunct)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 National infrastructure

7.2 International infrastructure

7.3 Smart infrastructure

List of Tables

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Algeria 2018 (e)

Table 2 Telephony market revenue by service (DZD) 2000-2017

Table 3 Telephony market revenue by service ($) 2000-2016

Table 4 Fixed-line and mobile traffic 2002-2015

Table 5 Fixed-line traffic per line per month 2008-2015

Table 6 WLL lines 2008-2017

Table 7 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995-2009

Table 8 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010-2018

Table 9 Fixed lines in service by type 2005-2016

Table 10 International bandwidth 2008-2016

List of Charts

Chart 1 Telephony market revenue by service ($) 2000-2016

Chart 2 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 3 North Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018

Chart 4 Africa Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders) 2018

Chart 5 North Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018

Chart 6 North Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018

Chart 7 North Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018

Chart 8 Fixed lines in service and penetration rate 2005-2018

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment

Exhibit 2 North Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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