Algeria

Nokia Networks, Ooredoo claim first Qatar LTE-A service

Nokia Networks and Qatar-based telco Ooredoo have announced what they claim to be the first LTE-Advanced service in the country. The two partners claimed the nationwide service, achieved through LTE-A carrier aggregation by Nokia, offers up to 225Mbps downlink data speeds.

ZTE and Huawei face Algerian ban

Huawei and ZTE have been banned from bidding for public contracts in Algeria, according to local reports. The ban comes just a few weeks after it was reported that the two Chinese firms will face legal action from the EU for allegedly receiving illegal state subsidies in order to undercut rivals.

VimpelCom to sell Djezzy stake

Russian carrier VimpelCom said Monday it has agreed to sell a majority stake in its lucrative Algerian unit, Djezzy, to the Algerian state for an undisclosed sum.

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