A revolution in high-performance Internet in Algeria

28 October 2009

A new master agreement is going to “add new dynamism to the entire TIC landscape in Algeria”, says Moussa Boukaaba, President of the APN, an association which represents Internet providers.

The agreement, which was signed this week between operators Algérie Télécom and the Internet providers, is aimed at opening up the high-performance Internet market.

All the signatory operators will be benefiting from a discount of 20 percent on the cost of the connection.

According to Moussa Benhammadi, CEO of Algérie Télécom, “This is not a kind of break-up, but rather a sharing of tasks, necessary if we want to reach the six million subscribers more rapidly”.

He added, however, that “uprating of all AT infrastructures is necessary and indeed essential if we want to develop TIC services”.

Minister of Information Technologies and Communications, Mr. Hamid Bessalah, also confirmed on national radio last Sunday that, according to the forecasts, Algeria will be attaining a figure of 1.2 million people with access to ADSL between now and the end of 2009. <br/>


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