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ICT Distribution in Algeria

Overview of IT & Telecom distribution in Algeria, including essential information to develop indirect sales, partners such as IT resellers, ISV, MSP, Vars...


Algeria is part of North Africa; its economy is centralized and mainly driven by hydrocarbon activities.

Regulations are important. 84% of companies are located in large cities, mostly in the northern regions (Wilaya) of the country (95% of companies are in the upper north of the country).

Nearly all major IT companies are located in or near the capital Algiers. Most companies have been in existence  since 2000 and the Algerian population is young.

In order to develop IT in Algeria, the government has set up 7 technology areas where facilities and services are adapted to IT activities.

For the IT industry Algeria’s main partners are China and France.

 

Estimate : Total number of ICT partners for Algeria  - 1 340 companies
 
Activity Volume
Manufacturer 50
Software Publisher 60
Publisher of software for a specific activity 50
Publisher of software for a specific process of companies 50
Software solutions integrator (developed by third parties) 30
IT services, Software development (hosting, maintenance, training, bespoke software development....) 330
Telecom services (Telecom operator, ISP...) 60
Telecom & network infrastructure integrator 40
IT infrastructure integrator 30
Consulting 10
Reselling to individuals 200
Reselling to enterprises (hardware, software & services & assemblers) 350
Wholesaler (resale of IT products to resellers) 60
Web agency 10
Other ICT related activities 10
Estimate of Total Locations 1 340

Key  Facts for Algeria by compuBase Consulting
 
Number of inhabitants (in M)[1] 40.61
Number of enterprises[2] 105 208
Companies > 10 employees[3] 2.16%
% users with Internet access[4] 43%
Mobile cellular subscriptions [5] (for 100 people) 117,02
% GDP for ICT 4% 
GDP Split[6] Agriculture: 13.2%
Industry: 38.4%
Services: 48.4% (2016 est.)
Languages Arabic (Official), French, Berber dialect
 
[1] World Bank est.2016   [2] EconStat  [3] Ministère de l'Economie Algérie (2011) [4] ITU 2016 [5]  Ministère de l'Economie Algérie (2011)    [6] CIA Factbook


How to address the Algerian ICT market from abroad:
Some French and Italian distributors work with Algeria from abroad

Some Key Distributors:
COMPNET, CBI, EMA INFORMATIQUE, MC3 ALGERIA, FUTURKI, SCIS, SOLINF, TECH DATA, MIDIS GROUP
Many French-based distributors also address Algeria.

Identified Telecom Operators:
  • MOBILIS, DJEZZY, OOREDOO (WATANYA TELECOM ALGERIE)
     
 ICT Events:
  • MED-IT Algeria (October), ALGERIA 2.0 (September), SFITECH
     
IT & Telecom Distribution Press (FR):

 ICT Distribution in Algeria

Volume of ICT companies available for Algeria in the compuBase database



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