Algeria announces tender for 3G licences

29 May 2008

Algeria’s Regulation Authority of Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) yesterday launched the process to issue 3G mobile licences in the country. Local and international parties wishing to participate must register their interest by 30 June. No details were released on the number or type of licences to be issued. The country currently has three mobile network operators; Egyptian Orascom Telecom’s Djezzy, Qatari-owned Wataniya Telecom’s Nedjma and Mobilis, part of state-owned operator Algerie Telecom.