Algerie Telecom’s fibre backbone to surpass 80,000km this year

23 Jan 2018

Algeria’s state-backed national full-service operator Algerie Telecom expanded its domestic fibre-optic backbone network by over 6,000km during 2017 to reach a total span of 76,515km, according to a statement to the press from the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies & Digitalisation (Ministere de la Poste, des Telecommunications, des Technologies et du Numerique [MPTTN]). Whilst the telco’s fibre backbone was extended by more than 21,000km in the three year-period 2015-17, the MPTTN added that further sections spanning 7,000km are currently under construction.