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Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

July 2020 | 144 pages | ID: A569B942C8EEN
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The Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Algeria’s MNOs secure more spectrum to improve service quality

Algeria has a steadily developing telecom infrastructure with growth encouraged by sympathetic regulatory measures and by government policies aimed at delivering serviceable internet connections across the country. Fixed-line penetration was in decline for a number of years before the trend was reversed in 2015, with the momentum for growth supported by fixed-wireless connections based on LTE which had been introduced in 2014.

Government-funded efforts, including the Universal Service Telecommunications (UTS) program, are continuing to ensure that fixed-line infrastructure is extended to underserved areas and thus the slow growth in the number of fixed-telephony connections should be maintained during the next few years.

Mobile penetration is growing steadily despite the tardiness of the regulator to licence 3G and LTE services. Licence obligations have ensured that LTE services have been extended rapidly, with Mobilis providing coverage to all provinces as of February 2020.

Intensifying price competition between the three MNOs – Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo Algeria – together with increases in taxes on voice and data services, have had a negative effect on operator revenue. A new roaming agreement with Tunisia will place further pressure on revenue. The MNOs have responded by investing in upgrades to LTE infrastructure, while Mobilis has also trialled 5G and is expected to launch commercial services later in 2020.

For many years the development of Algeria’s fixed-line broadband market was hampered by the limited reach of the fixed-line network. This created an environment which encouraged alternative operators to invest in fixed-wireless accesses. In common with other markets in the region, mobile connections account for the vast majority of internet accesses.

This report contains an overview of Algeria’s fixed-line telephony market, including a review of national and international network infrastructure. The report also covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband market, providing key statistics, profiles of the major players, and subscriber forecasts to 2025. In addition, the report reviews the mobile market, providing analyses on operator strategies and their operating and financial performance, as well as an assessment of recent spectrum licensing.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:
  • Mobilis’s LTE infrastructure reaches all 48 provinces;
  • Government initiates national infrastructure project to replace copper network with fibre;
  • Mobilis expecting to launch 5G services by end-2020;
  • VEON increases stake in GTH to 98.2%;
  • Djezzy Telecom trials smart agriculture concept;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2019, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market data developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Alg?rie T?l?com (Mobilis), Optimum Telecom Alg?rie (Djezzy), Wataniya Telecom (Nedjema, Ooredoo), Djaweb, EEPAD, Swan Informatique, IcosNet, Smart link Communication
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL AFRICA MARKET COMPARISON

2.1 TMI vs GDP
2.2 Mobile and mobile broadband
2.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

3 COUNTRY OVERVIEW

4 COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TELECOM SECTOR

4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Market analysis

6 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 MOBILE MARKET

7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 Major mobile operators
7.5 Mobile content and applications

8 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

8.1 Market analysis
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.5 Other fixed broadband services

9 DIGITAL ECONOMY

9.1 E-learning
9.2 E-health
9.3 E-government
9.4 E-payments

10 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

10.1 Alg?rie T?l?com
10.2 Lacom (CAT, defunct)

11 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 International infrastructure
11.3 Smart infrastructure

12 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

13 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

14 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Algeria 2020 (e)
Table 2 Telephony market revenue by service (DZD) 2009 2017
Table 3 Growth in the number of in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 4 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers 2013 2019
Table 5 Change in the proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers 2010 2019
Table 6 Development of mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019
Table 7 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by platform 2010 - 2019
Table 8 Change in the market share of subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Table 9 Decline in mobile ARPU 2012 2019
Table 10 Growth in the number of 3G and LTE subscribers by operator 2018 - 2019
Table 11 Change in the number of 3G subscribers by operator 2013 2017
Table 12 Change in the market share of 3G subscribers by operator 2013 2017
Table 13 Decline in the number of GSM subscribers by operator 2013 2019
Table 14 Change in the market share of GSM subscribers by operator 2013 2019
Table 15 Development of SMS traffic 2011 2019
Table 16 Change in the number of 3G and LTE mobile broadband subscribers (thousand) 2014 - 2019
Table 17 Growth in the number of in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2014 2025
Table 18 Increase in mobile data traffic 2018 - 2019
Table 19 Mobilis subscribers 2009 2019
Table 20 Change in the number of Djezzy's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 21 Decline in Djezzy's financial data 2008 2020
Table 22 Decline in Djezzy's financial data (USD) 2013 2020
Table 23 Djezzy blended ARPU 2012 2020
Table 24 Ooredoo financial data (QAR) 2009 2020
Table 25 Change in Ooredoo's mobile ARPU by segment 2009 2020
Table 26 Growth in the number of Ooredoo's mobile subscribers by segment 2005 2020
Table 27 Decline in the number of Ooredoo's wireless broadband subscriber base 2014 2020
Table 28 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 29 Fixed-line broadband connections by data rate 2017 2018
Table 30 Fixed-line broadband connections by data rate (new format) 2019
Table 31 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2019
Table 32 WiMAX broadband subscribers 2013 2018
Table 33 Fixed-wireless (LTE) broadband subscribers 2014 2018
Table 34 Decline in the number of WLL lines 2008 2017
Table 35 Development of fixed-line household penetration 2013 2019
Table 36 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 37 Growth in the number of fixed lines in service by type 2009 - 2019
Table 38 Decline in fixed-line voice traffic 2015 2019
Table 39 Increase in national fibre network length 2012 2018
Table 40 Increase in international bandwidth 2008 2019
Table 41 Historic - Djezzy subscribers 2005 2009
Table 42 Historic - Fixed-line and mobile traffic 2012 2015
Table 43 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 44 Historic - Fixed-line traffic per line per month 2008 2015
Table 45 Historic - Fixed lines in service by type 2001 - 2009
Table 46 Historic - Telephony market revenue by service (DZD) 2000 2009
Table 47 Historic - Telephony market revenue by service ($) 2000 2016
Table 48 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2015
Table 49 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2003 2009
Table 50 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 2009
Table 51 Historic - Mobile ARPU 2002 2009
Table 52 Historic - LTE subscribers by operator 2017
Table 53 Historic - Mobile termination rates by operator 2013 2016
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 2 North Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 3 Africa Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders) 2018
Chart 4 North Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018
Chart 5 North Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018
Chart 6 North Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018
Chart 7 Telephony market revenue by service (DZD billion) 2009 2017
Chart 8 Growth in the number of in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 9 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 10 Change in the proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 11 Development of mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2009 2019
Chart 12 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by platform 2010 - 2019
Chart 13 Change in the market share of subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Chart 14 Decline in mobile ARPU 2012 2019
Chart 15 Change in the number of 3G subscribers by operator 2013 2017
Chart 16 Change in the market share of 3G subscribers by operator 2013 2017
Chart 17 Decline in the number of GSM subscribers by operator 2013 2019
Chart 18 Change in the market share of GSM subscribers by operator 2013 2019
Chart 19 Development of SMS traffic (billion) 2011 2019
Chart 20 Change in the number of 3G and LTE mobile broadband subscribers (thousand) 2014 - 2019
Chart 21 Growth in the number of in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2014 2025
Chart 22 Growth in the number of Mobilis's subscriber base 2009 2019
Chart 23 Change in the number of Djezzy's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 24 Decline in Djezzy's financial data 2008 2020
Chart 25 Decline in Djezzy's financial data ($) 2013 2020
Chart 26 Decline in Djezzy's blended ARPU 2012 2020
Chart 27 Ooredoo financial data (QAR) 2009 2019
Chart 28 Change in Ooredoo's mobile ARPU by segment 2009 2020
Chart 29 Growth in the number of Ooredoo's mobile subscriber base 2010 2020
Chart 30 Decline in the number of Ooredoo's wireless broadband subscriber base 2014 2020
Chart 31 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 32 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2019
Chart 33 WiMAX broadband subscribers 2013 2018
Chart 34 Fixed-wireless (LTE) broadband subscribers 2014 2018
Chart 35 Decline in the number of WLL lines 2008 2017
Chart 36 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Chart 37 Growth in the number of fixed lines in service by type 2009 - 2019
Chart 38 Increase in national fibre network length 2012 2018
Chart 39 Increase in international bandwidth 2008 2019
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 North Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country


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