Algerian government renews Djezzy’s mobile licence

11 Jul 2017

Optimum Telecom Algeria (OTA, operating under the Djezzy brand) has received the government’s approval for the renewal of its licence to operate a public mobile telephone network and supply telecoms services. According to the decree, the licence has a duration of five years. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in 2015 OTA applied for an extension of its GSM licence (which was set to expire on 31 July 2016). In its 2015 annual report, the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) said that it had started work on a recommendation for extension, as the application was in line with the requirements for renewal.