More Africa NewsAlgeria: the government has made broadband a priority of its general policy

October 5, 2022by myles0

Digital transformation and demand for broadband connectivity is accelerating across Africa. The Algerian government has made it its mission to guarantee the Internet to the entire population. 

The Algerian government has made the improvement of the quality of connectivity and the generalization of high and very high speed Internet access one of the priorities of its general policy. This is indicated in the Declaration of general policy which was presented to Parliament on Monday 3 October by the Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane.

According to the document quoted by Algérie Presse Service (APS) , the government is planning several initiatives to improve broadband Internet coverage and capacity. The executive also plans to join a new submarine cable project whose commissioning is scheduled from 2025. This will strengthen the resilience of the international transmission network and gradually replace the cables whose end of life life is near.

This initiative is part of the Algerian government’s high and very high speed broadband strategy. It is part of Algiers’ ambitions to develop the “information society” through infrastructure, means of telecommunications and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT).

According to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, “  deploying high and very high speed broadband represents a major regional development issue. It is a lever for the competitiveness of companies and an essential factor in the attractiveness of territories. It also facilitates the development of innovative services for companies, public actors and all citizens  ”.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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