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.
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 Q4 2017; recent market developments.
Algerie Telecom (Mobilis), Optimum Telecom Algerie (Djezzy), Wataniya Telecom (Nedjema, Ooredoo)
Companies (Major Players)
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Regulations & Government Policies
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Number of pages 21
Last updated 16 Mar 2018
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
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