Algeria



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Algeria Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.068 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 27.563 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: a weak network of fixed-main lines, which remains low at less than 10 telephones per 100 persons, is partially offset by the rapid increase in mobile cellular subscribership; in 2007, combined fixed-line and mobile telephone density surpassed 90 telephones per 100 persons domestic: privatization of Algeria's telecommunications sector began in 2000; three mobile cellular licenses have been issued and, in 2005, a consortium led by Egypt's Orascom Telecom won a 15-year license to build and operate a fixed-line network in Algeria; the license will allow Orascom to develop high-speed data and other specialized services and contribute to meeting the large unfulfilled demand for basic residential telephony; Internet broadband services began in 2003 with approximately 200,000 subscribers in 2006 international: country code - 213; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 fiber-optic submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; microwave radio relay to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia; coaxial cable to Morocco and Tunisia; participant in Medarabtel; satellite earth stations - 51 (Intelsat, Intersputnik, and Arabsat) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8 (1999)
Television broadcast stations: 46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .dz
Internet hosts: 477 (2008)
Internet users: 3.5 million (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Algeria on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Algeria Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.