Algerian number portability decree being finalised

15 Jan 2021

Algeria’s telecoms minister Brahim Boumzar stated this week that a decree to implement number portability is being finalised, with a draft version currently being studied by the regulator before being sent to the General Secretariat, with the expectation of the service being launched this year, reports Agence Ecofin. A telecoms reform act, Law 18-04 of May 2018 (‘General rules on post and electronic communications’), included provisions supporting number portability but its implementation has been delayed. The telecoms authorities are now accelerating the process to introduce portability to help encourage network operators to improve their service quality and coverage via the ramping up of competition.