Algeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
The mobile services market in Algeria showed significant growth in 2018, having been relatively stagnant during the previous two years. Much of this growth was stimulated by the government’s efforts to improve connectivity in rural areas.
Intensifying price competition between the three MNOs – Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo Algeria – together with increases in taxes on voice and data services, have had a negative effect on operator revenue. A new roaming agreement with Tunisia will place further pressure on revenue.
With the market becoming more mature, operators in turn are looking to opportunities in the mobile data and mobile broadband segments to generate revenue. To this end they have invested in upgrades to LTE infrastructure and have reported significant increases in data traffic. Mobilis has trialled 5G and expected to launch commercial services in 2020.
This report reviews Algeria’s mobile market, providing analyses on operator strategies and recent spectrum licensing. It also profiles of the major players, assesses their operating and financial performance, and provides subscriber forecasts.
Mobilis expecting to launch 5G services in 2020;
LTE subscriber base increased 82% in 2018, year-on-year;
VEON’s increases stake in GTH to 98.2%;
Huawei opens smartphone assembly plant in Algeria;
Regulator allows network operators to extend LTE services to additional provinces;
Algeria and Tunisia agree to end roaming charges for travellers;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2018; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2019; recent market developments.
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