Tunisia: TIC development objectives towards the year 2014
24 May 2010
The Tunisian government is aiming to achieve a number of 570 thousand high-speed Internet subscribers by the end of 2010, and 1,400,000 in 2014.
This announcement was made on Friday 21 May last by M. Ammar, Minister of Communications Technology, in the course of a press conference.
It was also learned that in 2010 some 50 industrial and service zones, university facilities, and hospital centres will be connected to the high-speed net, at more than 100 megabits per second.
The Minister likewise revealed that the communications technology sector recorded a growth of 16 percent in 2009, and the total number of subscribers to the telephone networks had risen to 9.9 million subscribers in March 2010 as against 9.7 million in 2009, as reported on the “Babnet Tunisie” site.
The number of Internet surfers likewise rose from 3.5 million in 2009 to 3.6 million in March 2010.