Casablanca - We can all recall the day the third generation of internet (3G) was launched in Morocco in April 2007.
Casablanca – We can all recall the day the third generation of internet (3G) was launched in Morocco in April 2007.
We were all fascinated by the advantages this technology brought to our lives. Now, after 6 years of 3G internet in Morocco, it is at last Algeria’s turn to get access to this technology.
Surprisingly, only until December 2013 will Algerians finally have access to the 3G internet service.
Algeria is occasionally labeled as one of the richest countries in Africa, mainly because of its natural resources, namely oil and gaz. This long delay in introducing the 3G internet service has led many analysts to question the economic power of this country.
Many Algerians have been expressing their frustration at the long time that took the Algerian state to finally introduce the 3G internet service to its citizens, while other countries in Africa, such as Senegal, are already enjoying access to the 4thgeneration of internet service.
As to Morocco, the 4G internet service will be operational in the kingdom before the end of 2014.
According to Algerian news outlet echorouk, the decision to introduce the 3G internet service to Algeria was not immune from complications, since the Algerian Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPC) had previously announced that potential 3G internet users would have to give up their old numbers to get access to it.
Based on an episode from a journal broadcast on Algeria’s Ennahar TV channel, Algerians living near the borders between Algeria and Morocco have even resorted to purchasing Morocco’s internet services, given its wide reach, accessibility and the high quality internet service that it provides compared to local internet services.
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