Algeria’s Ooredoo Launches Country’s First Commercial 3G Network

20131222_Ooredoo-Celebrates-Launch-of-First-Commercial-3G-Network-in-AlgeriaAlgeria’s Ooredoo  formerly known as Nedjma is the first mobile operator to launch the country’s first commercial 3G network in a move expected to deliver the fastest and best network experience for its customers.
Launched in ten major cities across the country, with coverage in Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Ouargla, Sétif, Djelfa and exclusively in Béjaia, Chlef, Bouira and Ghardaïa, the 3G network will enable users of 3G-enabled devices to experience the fastest mobile broadband in Algeria, at no additional cost for video calls, high-speed internet surfing, application downloads, video/music streaming and much more.

“With this week’s successful launch of 3G services in Algeria, we aim to enrich the lives of people by bringing them the fastest and most reliable Mobile Broadband service ever offered in the country,” said Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO Ooredoo. “I congratulate the team for the speed and professionalism of this roll-out, which reflects our commitment to deliver an incredible level of service to customers around the world.”

The firm launched its 3G network within twelve hours of receiving final approval from the regulator, being the first commercial 3G service in Algeria and delivering a historic moment of technological benefit for the people of in the country said Joseph Ged, CEO, Ooredoo Algeria.

By enabling customers to use their original SIM card to access 3G services, at the existing rates for 2G services, Ooredoo is ensuring that 3G is widely available to as many people as possible, supporting its vision of broadband access for all in Algeria.

Ooredoo has also launched a new “Unlimited Internet data offer”, the first of its kind in Algeria and is working hard to expand the 3G network further across Algeria, to provide a seamless network and enhance mobile Internet access.

Ooredoo has launched the 3G network as part of its promise to deliver human growth and the benefits of broadband across its global footprint. In addition to Algeria, Ooredoo has rolled-out a nationwide 3G network in Tunisia in 2013, along with providing cutting-edge 4G services in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the Maldives.

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