The first Algerian mobile, produced by National Telecommunications Company SITEL, has been put on sale on the national market for DA9,000, SITEL General Manager Amine Baghli announced Monday.

"The creation of the GM 882 mobile, in partnership with an Italian supplier, goes back to end 2003," he said, adding that "GM 882 price is very challenging."

Speaking to national radio channel III, on the occasion of the World Telecom Day marked Monday, Algerie Telecom CEO, Messaoud Chettih put forward the progress made by his company.

Algerie Telecom, and in an attempt to make up for lost time, plans to satisfy its customers’ growing demand (900,000 demand for land lines) by using advanced technologies, more particularly in 44 provinces and more than 2,000 localities, he noted.

"Algerie Telecom, which subscribers does not exceed 600,000, has fulfiled its promise to launch 500,000 new mobile phone lines under the prepaid form," Chettih conveyed.

"The company invested €200 million to expand its GSM network, launched on 20th January 2004," he said. (

Mena Report