Algérie Télécom eyes expansion

19 Oct 2006

Algérie Télécom says it expects to double its internet subscriber base to six million by 2009 thanks to a new wireless in the local loop (WiLL) deployment and an expansion of its ADSL networks. In an interview with local newspaper La Tribune, the telco’s CEO Kheirdine Slimane said that the new WiLL system will cover 45 of the country’s 48 districts or ‘wilayas’. The firm is also expecting to have three million ADSL connections in service by 2009, up from the current level of around 100,000, and to have increased its mobile customer base to eight million from 6.5 million now.

Algeria, Algerie Telecom (AT)