New ISP Comtal aiming to enter Algerian market

1 Jul 2016

A new ISP, called Comtal, is reportedly aiming to enter the Algerian broadband market, domestic news source reports. The Oran-based company will be majority-owned by fixed line incumbent Algerie Telecom (55%), with other shareholders including oil and gas groups Sonatrach (20%) and Sonelgaz (20%) and railway operator SNTF (5%). According to sources familiar with the matter, Comtal will offer DSL and WiMAX broadband services, in addition to MVNO offerings. No timeframe for the launch has been set yet.

Algeria, Algerie Telecom (AT)