Internet and telephony in Algeria: Here are the figures

In its latest report, the Post and Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority (ARPCE) published the figures for telephone (fixed and mobile) and internet subscribers in Algeria. Nearly 47 million fixed and mobile Internet subscribers were recorded during the 1st quarter of 2022 in Algeria, compared to 43.5 million during the same period of 2021, an increase of nearly 8% in one year, according to the ARPCE.

The number of subscribers to fixed telephony networks (wired, 4G LTE and fiber FTTH) in Algeria exceeded 5.20 million in the 1st quarter of 2022, while it was 4.82 million in the same period of 2021 , an increase of 7.83%, indicates the latest report of the Post and Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority (ARPCE), published Friday, August 12 by APS. The Authority also specifies that of the total number of subscribers to fixed telephony networks, 3.60 million were subscribers to wired networks and 1.36 million to 4G LTE/Wimax wireless networks.

Of the 5.20 million subscribers to fixed telephony networks in the 1st quarter of the current year, 4.75 million were residential subscribers and 447,436 professional subscribers, specifies the same source, adding that “at the at the end of March 2022, subscribers to residential fixed telephony networks represented 91.40% of total fixed telephony subscribers, compared to 8.60% of professional subscribers”.

Over 5.2 million landline subscribers registered in Algeria

The number of subscribers to fiber optic telephony (FTTH) has, for its part, increased from “92,937 in the 1st quarter of 2021 to 216,900 in the 1st quarter of 2022”, notes the ARPCE. The fixed telephony network penetration rate also recorded a slight change, reaching 11.80% in the 1st quarter of the current year, compared to 10.96% during the same period of 2021.

With regard to mobile telephony, more than 47.67 million subscribers were registered during the 1st quarter of 2022 in Algeria, against 46.04 million subscribers in the 1st quarter of the previous year, an increase 3.35%, indicates the ARPCE in its report. “Of the 47.67 million active subscribers to mobile telephony, 42.68 million are subscribers to the 3G/4G network, i.e. 89.54% of the total number of subscribers, against 4.98 million subscribers to the GSM network, i.e. 10 .46%”, specifies the same source.

The penetration rate of the mobile telephony network reached 108.15% during the 1st quarter of 2022, against 104.65% during the 1st quarter of 2021, notes the ARPCE, explaining that this increase is due, in particular, to “the slight increase in the mobile telephony market”. Voice traffic generated in mobile telephony networks reached a volume of 41,574 million minutes in the 1st quarter of the current year, an increase of 1.81% compared to the same period of the previous year, specifies the same report.

Nearly 47 million Internet subscribers (fixed and mobile) registered as of March 31, 2022

Regarding the mobile phone operators in Algeria, Mobilis leads in terms of subscribers in the 1st quarter of 2022, with 20.3 million GSM, 3G and 4G subscribers, followed by Djezzy (14.6 million) and Ooredoo (12.7 million), underlines the ARPCE. The operator Mobilis thus recorded an increase in its number of subscribers with 20.3 million subscribers during the 1st quarter of the current year, against 19.2 million during the same period of the previous year. It is followed by the operator Djezzy with 14.6 million subscribers in the 1st quarter of 2022 (14.3 million in the same period of 2021) and Ooredoo with 12.7 million subscribers to 3G and 4G technologies as of 31 March 2022 (12.4 million in the same period of 2021), notes the report.

With regard to the Internet, “the total number of subscribers in Algeria reached 46.9 million during the 1st quarter of 2022, while it was 43.5 million during the 1st quarter of 2021, i.e. an evolution of 7.93% in the space of a year”, specifies the same source. Of the 46.9 million Internet subscribers, as of March 31 of the current year, 4.2 million are fixed Internet subscribers (3.8 million during the same period of the previous year), and 42.6 million to mobile internet (39.6 million during the 1st quarter of 2021).

With regard to fixed internet, of the 4.2 million subscribers to this service in Algeria, 2.7 million subscribed to broadband internet (ADSL), 1.3 million to fixed 4G LTE, 216,900 to optical fiber to the home (FTTH) and 443 to Wimax technology, among others, notes ARPCE. Of the overall number of fixed Internet subscribers, 97.5% were residential subscribers against only 2.4% professional subscribers, according to the same source.

As for subscribers to the various fixed Internet offers, 1.3% have speeds between 8 Mega and 10 Mega, 82.6% between 10 Mega and 20 Mega and 15.98% between 20 Mega and 100 Mega and 0, 05% more than 100 Mega, indicates the ARPCE. The volume of Data traffic consumed increased from 706 million Gigabytes (GB) during the 1st quarter of 2021 to 1,486 million GB (1.4 Terabytes) during the 1st quarter of 2022, notes ARPCE.

Over 42.6 million mobile internet subscribers registered in Q1 2022

Regarding the mobile internet market (3G / 4G) in Algeria, more than 42.6 million active subscribers were registered during the 1st quarter of 2022, against 39.6 million during the same period of 2021, according to the same report. Of the 42.6 million mobile Internet subscribers, 35.7 million subscribe to the 4G mobile network and 6.8 million to 3G, notes the APRCE, which points out that 97.25% of users have subscribed to voice and data type subscriptions against only 2.75% of total subscribers subscribed to data-only offers.

The volume of Data traffic consumed exceeded 612.5 million GB during the 1st quarter of the current year, against 445.6 million GB during the same period the previous year, according to ARPCE. The international bandwidth consumed during the first quarter of the current year was estimated at 532.1 Gb/s, down from the same period the previous year when it was 663 Gb /s. The average monthly volume of Data traffic consumed per subscriber as of March 31, 2022 was 5 GB compared to 3.7 GB during the 1st quarter of 2021, notes the ARPCE report.

We would love to thank the author of this write-up for this remarkable material

Internet and telephony in Algeria: Here are the figures


Find here our social media accounts as well as other pages related to it.https://yaroos.com/related-pages/