This chapter includes the following articles.
Technological advances over the past decade have played a fundamental role in transforming business practices and promoting a new digital culture in Algeria. A major shift in Algeria’s IT landscape has taken place following the arrival of 3G and 4G technologies, with the internet penetration rate jumping from 25.6% in 2014 to 71.2% by the end of 2016. Although still under consideration, the approval of the proposed telecoms law could help boost investment and new projects, while expansions of fibre-optic networks and international submarine cables will solidify the country’s internet connections, in turn opening possibilities for innovation, start-ups and partnerships.
This chapter contains an interview with Riad Hartani, Strategic Technology Adviser, Algiers Smart City project.