Algeria ranks 68th in GCI 2019, one position up from last year.
The GCI indicators for the demand pillar show increases in computer and smartphone penetration,
mobile broadband subscriptions, and cloud migration services. This is despite Algeria being a
relatively low performer in the global sample. It is necessary for Algeria to increase its ICT
investment to continue expanding broadband penetration and people’s access to the Internet.
Towards the end of 2018, Mobilis, a subsidiary of Algeria Telecom, successfully tested 5G
connections in the town of Oran with the technical support of its partner Huawei. The data rates
achieved were 1.18 Gbps. Oran will not be the only 5G town, as the operator is also working with
other partners to conduct the same tests in other towns to be ready for global switch to the new
technology in 2020.