10 February 2016

Algeria Plans to Producce Optical Fiber, Says CEO of Algeria Telecom

Algiers — Algeria plans to embark soon on optical fiber production, CEO of Algeria Telecom Azouaou Mehmel told the Algerian Managers (FCE) Forum.

"Algeria Telecom is in discussions with national industry groups for the local production of optical fiber and accessories that the company imports," said Mehmel, adding that the company will engage "soon" in partnerships with these industry groups for the production of optical fiber".

He noted that the need of Algeria in terms of optical fiber is "very important", especially for domestic wiring.

Mehmel also noted the existence of project for the local manufacturing of connection equipment such as terminals, modems, and some accessories.

In this regard, AT plans to invest "more than DZD40 billion during 2016," the same official said.

"Algeria is an extremely promising market, which aims to deploy to the international", he added.

Algeria Telecom will soon launch an internet connection (fixed broadband internet) of 20 megabytes / s, also announced CEO of Algeria Telecom, Azouaou Mehmel.

"The fixed broadband internet, now limited to 8 MB/s, will be increased shortly 20MB / s for all customers of AT," he said.

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