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Telecommunications in Algeria

Communications in Algeria.

Contents

  • Telephony 1
  • Mass media 2
  • Internet 3
  • Controversy 4
  • Anonymous involvement 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Telephony

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.068 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 48

Telephones - mobile cellular: 27.563 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 31

Telephone system: domestic: good service in north but sparse in south; domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations (20 additional domestic earth stations are planned)
international: 5 submarine cables; microwave radio relay to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia; coaxial cable to Morocco and Tunisia; participant in Medarabtel; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik, and 1 Arabsat

Mass media

Radio broadcast stations: AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8 (1999)

Radios: 7.1 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)

Televisions: 3.1 million (1997)

Internet

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 30 (2005)

Internet Hosts: 477 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 161

Internet Users: 3.5 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 51

Country codes: .dz

Controversy

Anonymous involvement

In August of 2012 a group in the Anonymous irc channel #OpAlgeria started an operation against the ARPT (Autorite postal et telecommunication). This operation was started because the ARPT made a decision to require authorization of its users before allowing them to use any kind of encryption (for example; IpSec). They also will require authorization for any type of Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology (for example; PPTP, L2TP, GRE Tunneling, OpenVPN, and most other protocols that allow you protect your information).

References

External links

  • GSM World page on Algeria
  • PanAfriL10n page on Algeria


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