Algeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Mobile subscriber growth in Algeria returned in 2016 having been stagnant in the previous year. Mobile penetration remains relatively low for the region, and there is considerable scope for further growth as network operators continue with extending the reach of their LTE networks. There is intensifying price competition between the three MNOs – Algerie Telecom’s Mobilis, Orascom’s Djezzy, and Wataniya’s Ooredoo Algeria. Together with increases in tax on voice and data services, this competition has had a negative effect on operator revenue.

The overall market has recovered from the social and political unrest which erupted in 2011. Investor confidence has been revived by recent moves from the government to sell a stake in the country’s leading mobile operator, Mobilis.

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.

Key developments:

Regulator allows network operators to extend LTE services to additional provinces; Djezzy secures GSM licence renewal; Mobilis extends use of network for remote electricity meter reading, contracts Huawei as partner for its network migration to 5G; Mobilis sources domestically-built base stations; regulator responds to customer complaints of poor service from MNOs; VEON sells its 51% stake in Djezzy to a government investment fund for $2.64 billion; report update includes the regulator’s market data for 2016; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2017; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Algerie Telecom (Mobilis), Optimum Telecom Algerie (Djezzy), Wataniya Telecom (Nedjema, Ooredoo)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile data
      • 3.2.1 SMS and MMS
    • 3.3 Mobile broadband
    • 3.4 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Registration of subscriber details
    • 4.2 Interconnection
    • 4.3 Licensing
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Digital networks
      • 5.1.1 GSM
      • 5.1.2 GSM-R
      • 5.1.3 Third Generation (3G)
      • 5.1.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 5.1.5 5G developments
    • 5.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.2.1 Satellite mobile
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
    • 6.2 Optimum Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
    • 6.3 Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma, Ooredoo)
  • 7. Mobile content and services
    • 7.1 M-payments
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 4 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Mobile ARPU – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Market share of subscribers by platform – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 8 – SMS traffic – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Mobile broadband subscribers by technology – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 11 – mobile termination rates by operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 12 – GSM subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 13 – GSM subscriber market share by operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 14 – 3G subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 15 – 3G subscriber market share by operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 16 – LTE subscribers by operator – 2016
  • Table 17 – Mobilis subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 18 – Djezzy subscribers – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Djezzy financial data (DZD) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Djezzy financial data (USD) – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Djezzy blended ARPU – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Ooredoo financial data (QAR) – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 23 – Ooredoo blended ARPU – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 24 – Ooredoo mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 25 – Ooredoo wireless broadband subscribers – 2014 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Djezzy financial data – 2013 – 2017

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