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Towards connecting 2/3 of households to fixed Internet

Under the provisions of Article 29 of Law No. 18-04, the State entrusts the operation and development of national networks for the transport of electronic communications to the historic operator (Algerie Telecom) holder of a license to establish and operate a fixed electronic communications network open to the public.

Our sector is committed to achieving two main objectives, which consist on improving the penetration rate of fixed Internet by increasing the number of households connected on one side, and developing the performance of access network and its modernization, primarily using the fiber optic network and “FTTH” technology, aiming by that improving the quality of service offered to citizens, on the other side.

The strategy implemented by our sector, with a view of generalizing access to the Internet in a ubiquitous manner, aims to connect two-thirds of households across the national territory to the fixed Internet by the end of 2024, to reach 6 million households.

Thus, the number of fixed Internet subscribers increased from 3.5 million households connected at the start of 2020 to 5.54 million households connected in end of 2023, which means that the expected intermediate objectives have been achieved.

These figures can only be appreciated if they are compared to those of the regional and continental levels. Algeria has the second largest fixed Internet subscriber base in Africa, according to official statistics published by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is the official source of this type of statistics.

The development of the fixed internet subscriber base was accompanied by the increase in the minimum Internet speed offered to 10Mbps, a fivefold increase in the speed offered in 2020, without financial impact for the citizen.

The investments made by the Sector have made it possible to offer citizens higher speeds of up to 300 Mbps.