Telecommunications in Algeria

Algeria (الجزائر‎‎ / Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country's far north.

Cellular and mobile broadband markets are served by three operators, Algerie Telecom Mobile (Mobilis), launched in 1999; Optimum Telecom Algérie (OTA, trading as Djezzy) entered the telecommunication market in 2002; and Ooredoo (formerly Nedjma) followed in 2004. The fixed telecommunication and Internet market is served by Algerie Telecom. As of June 2018 mobile coverage reaches 90.0% of the population, and 4G LTE accessible by 30.5% of Algerians, a significant increase from just 3.6% in 2017.

Arab States
Northern Africa
Government Policy
Ministère de la Poste, des Télécommunications, des Technologies et du Numérique
ITU Region
Spectrum Regulator
Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Communications Electroniques ARPCE
Algeria world map

ITU Analysis

Algeria has been witnessing widespread change and development in its Internet and telecommunication markets. With three competing operators, Algeria offers affordable prices for fixed and fixed-broadband services, and lower-than-average prices in the region.

The efforts made by the Government of Algeria over the past 15 years, and in particular during the last 5 years, have resulted in high levels of mobile penetration, indicating how wide mobile broadband and fibre-optic network coverage is in the country, and how well mobile operators and Algérie Telecom have managed to roll this out. Algeria has a fast growth in term of infrastructures deployment, not only at the national level but also as a regional actor that could insure connectivity within remote areas of neighbouring countries.

Mobile Network Operators

Optimum Telecom Algeria provides wireless communication services in Algeria and internationally under the Djezzy brand. The company was formerly known as Orascom Telecom Algeria SPA. Optimum Telecom Algeria operates as a subsidiary of Global Telecom Holding S.A.E.
3G: Active
4G: Active
Algerie Telecom Mobilis S.p.A., trading as Mobilis, is Algeria's first mobile carrier and has been operating since 2003. The company is based in Algiers, Algeria. Algerie Telecom Mobilis S.p.A. operates as a subsidiary of Algerie Telecom SPA.
3G: Active
4G: Active
Ooredoo Algeria is a mobile network operator servicing Algeria. The company began operations in 2004 as Nedjma, rebranding to Ooredoo Algeria in November 2013.
3G: Active
4G: Active