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Broadband & very high speed strategy

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:

  •  Consolidate serenity in Algeria
  •  Improve good governance
  •  Further human development
  •  Increase the dynamics of economic growth

 

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.

  •  The availability of efficient telecommunication network and broadband competitive deals around the country will increase the competitiveness of companies by making them more attractive and thus boosting the local economy.
  •  The ICT development promotes access to knowledge and contributes to improve the daily life of individuals: teleworking, doing remotely administrative procedures (e-administration), performing online purchases, home care and assistance etc.
  •  The integration of telecommunications networks in the relevant territory of urban development schemes reduces the digital divide in all its aspects: geographical, technological, social or cultural
  •  With ICT, it will be possible to maintain the population and development activities in remote areas of the country
  •  Being factors of territorial and social cohesion, ICTs contribute significantly to the development of effective services to the public

 

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:

  •  The completion and modernization of the access network by upgrading existing infrastructure at technology level to support the technical developments and market needs in terms of services diversity
  •  Development of new infrastructures by increasing the capacity of high and very high-speed network (using optical fiber and 4G LTE) to accelerate service including white zones, rural and isolated ones and thus responding to market needs
  •  Improving service quality and customer reception.