ARPT approves operators’ interconnection offers for 2015-16

23 Sep 2015

Algeria’s Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Telecoms, ARPT) has approved the draft interconnection offers submitted by domestic mobile operators Ooredoo Algeria (Wataniya), Mobilis and Optimum Telecom Algeria (OTA, Djezzy), and fixed line provider Algerie Telecom (AT) for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. According to Decision 52/SP/PC/ARPT/2015, Mobilis Algeria will charge DZD2.2 (USD0.02) per minute for termination of mobile traffic in 2015-16, while SMS and MMS will be priced at DZD1.8 and DZD15.0, respectively. OTA’s interconnection offer for the aforementioned period, meanwhile, was adopted with Decision 54/SP/PC/ARPT/2015; the operator will now charge DZD1.10 per minute for termination of mobile traffic over its 2G/3G networks, while termination of SMS and MMS will be priced at DZD1.80 and DZD5.0. For its part, fixed line incumbent AT will charge DZD3.0 per minute for terminating local calls over its fixed network, while international long-distance (ILD) calls will cost DZD4.0 per minute. International VoIP calls will be priced at DZD6.0 per minute, with termination of national VoIP calls costing DZD3.0 per minute.