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Algeria Considers Domestic Fiber Production Facility

Algerian ICT Minister revealed her government’s plan to start domestic production of optical fibers in an attempt to decrease the country’s dependency on imported optical fibers and cables. The Minister was on an official visit to the incumbent telecom operator Algerie Telecom when she expressed the idea of increasing production of fiber optic cables in the country to meet the…

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Alcatel-Lucent to Build Orval Submarine Fiber Optic Link

Alcatel-Lucent will construct the Orval submarine fiber optic cable network in Algeria. Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications, have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system. The submarine fiber optic link spans over 560 km will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. Submarine network construction is expected for completion in…