Algeria's second telephone operator Orascom Telecom Algeria intends to inaugurate a new phone line next month, connecting Annaba to Marseilles. Liberte Algeria reports that Orascom Telecom is planning to open another line between Algiers and Marseilles by the end of 2005. The project for opening these new lines is being carried out in partnership with the Alcatel, which provides Orascom Telecom with the equipment necessary for the implementation of this project. The new phone line between Annaba-Marseilles and Algiers-Marseilles are expected to improve the quality of international calls between North Africa and Europe. The cost of the project is estimated to be 26 million Euros.