Ooredoo Algeria gets country-wide 4G authorisation

Operators across the country were restricted to certain provinces in 2016
Ooredoo has been granted permission to launch 4G across Algeria.
Ooredoo has been granted permission to launch 4G across Algeria.

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Mobile operator Ooredoo Algeria has received authorisation from the Algerian telecoms authority - Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Telecoms, ARPT - to expand its 4G LTE network across all 48 wilayas (provinces) of the country, according to Agence Ecofin. The regulator gave its permission after confirming that Ooredoo had met coverage and quality of service (QoS) obligations in the 32 wilayas reached by its LTE network so far.

All three Algerian cellcos, Ooredoo, Algerie Telecom (Mobilis) and Djezzy, launched commercial LTE 1800MHz services in October 2016 via licences requiring each of them to cover a different list of specific provinces, under a government scheme to accelerate the expansion of nationwide coverage. Subsequently each operator has been granted permission to cover additional batches of provinces, and by February 2018 Ooredoo and Mobilis covered 31 wilayas with their commercial 4G networks, whilst Djezzy reached 20 wilayas.

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