Algeria Hopes to Improve Telecommunications by 2010
Algeria's government hopes it would turn into an "emerging state" in the communications sector by the year 2010, Panafrican News Agency (PANA) reported, quoting the Algerian posts and telecommunications minister Mohamed Meghlaoui as saying.
Speaking during an exhibition in Algiers, Meghlaoui said that his ministry was planning for that objective.
He said the government had set objective of attaining 20 telephones per 100 inhabitants, a developed Internet network and a mobile phone network of 10 million subscribers, the agency added.
Currently, Algeria only has five telephones per 100 inhabitants while 500,000 fixed telephone and 700,000 cellular phone applications are still pending. Only 20,000 Internet subscribers exist in the North African country – Albawaba.com
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