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Algeria has certainly come a long way since the introduction of mobile communications to its shores. A country that has been riddled with political and social unrest in recent years has been one of the fastest growing of the mobile industry in Africa following deregulations of the telecommunications market at the beginning of the 21st century. See for yourself how its industry is flourishing here: http://www.amgoo.com/blog/mobile-industry-in-africa-algeria-4g-paving-the-way-forward
This meant that a large proportion of the population were finally able to connect to the global telecommunication network, and by the end of 2011 there were over 35 million mobile subscribers. When you compare these numbers to the measly 5 million in 2004, you get an idea of what this rapid seven-fold increase means for the Algerian mobile industry in the largest country in Africa! >>>Tweet This<<<
The arrival of 3G In The Algerian Mobile Industry
Fast forward a few years and Algeria's mobile penetration has already exceeded the 100% mark, making it one of the countries with the highest teledensities in Africa! And to think, all of this possible even after Algeria was the last country in North Africa to deploy a 3G network. This was largely due to the delayed privatisation of Algerie Telecom (Algeria's state owned MNO) being called off after its competitor, Lacom, cited regulatory barriers that made it impossible to compete. Nevertheless, the regulator finally awarded the country's 3 current MNO's, Algerie Telecom's Mobilis, Orascom's Djezzy and Wataniya's Ooredoo 3G spectrum licenses at the end of 2013.