Djezzy, Mobilis request renewal of GSM licences

19 Jul 2016

Algerian cellcos Optimum Telecom Algerie (OTA, operating as Djezzy) and Algerie Telecom Mobile (Mobilis) have applied for extensions of their GSM licences, which will expire on 31 July and 4 August, respectively, Agence Ecofin reports. Both operators have requested a renewal of their authorisations for 15 years. In its 2015 annual report, the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) said that it has started work on a recommendation for extension, as the two applications were in line with the requirements for renewal.