As part of the implementation of the Government’s general policy and action plan for the development of the Information Society through infrastructure, telecommunications facilities and the ICTs use, the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications, has devised a national ICT development plan. The latter is focused around many major objectives , in a bid to:
Considered as one of the key pillars for development, broadband and very high-speed deployment is a major issue for land development. It represents a lever for company competitiveness and a key factor for attractiveness of lands. Besides, it helps developing innovative services for companies, public players and all citizens.
Consequently, the high and very high speed telecommunication network shall be able to offer the necessary capabilities across the whole country with quality and safety up to international standards. This network represents the platform on which stand all actions aiming at launching online services to citizens, businesses and administrations. The major objective is to achieve high and very high speed telecommunication infrastructure with high quality and secure services nationwide.
To this end, major actions of paramount importance have been launched or are in the process of being launched aiming to strengthen, intensify and diversify the access technologies and to secure high and very high speed infrastructures. It concerns the granting of 3G licenses to three mobile operators (2013), 4G LTE landline (2014), 4G LTE mobile (soon), a general deployment of optical fiber nationally and the launching of FTTH project.
In addition, the regulatory framework governing telecommunications sector in Algeria has been updated in 2018 by introducing new concepts like: opening the landline internet market, infrastructure sharing and technological neutrality. In this respect, the fostering of infrastructures and landline telecommunication networks are divided in the following three main areas: