All three of Algeria’s mobile operators have come under fire from the country’s regulator ARPCE (Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Communications Electroniques).
Djezzy, Mobilis and Ooredoo have all received warnings from the regulator for failing to meet their obligations for both 4G network coverage and QoS (quality of service), reported Agence Ecofin.
The regulator issued the warnings based on network monitoring conducted between February and March this year across the Algerian provinces (wilayas) of Adrar, Blida, Constantine, Djelfa and Tlemcen.
In terms of network coverage, Veon-backed Djezzy performed the worst, meeting requirements in just one of the five provinces tested. For QoS, Mobilis – the mobile unit of state-owned Algeria Telecom - was the weakest of the three.
Mobilis and Ooredoo Algeria both offer commercial LTE services in all of Algeria’s 48 wilayas, while Djezzy has a 4G footprint in 37 provinces. The initial licensing terms permitted the operators to offer LTE services in certain provinces, with expansion dependent on their meeting QoS criteria.