Tunisia ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Tunisia 2018

Following global trends, the Tunisian telecoms industry has continued to move from fixed telephony into mobile, sustained by a rise in data use and the ongoing expansion of smartphone penetration rates. This has opened up the sector to new product development and expansion opportunities, despite the market’s small size relative to some of its regional neighbours. The telecommunications sector...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

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La Tunisie poursuit de plus belle la diversification de son économie avec l’introduction d’une nouvelle législation destinée à soutenir l’entreprenariat dans le secteur des TIC.

 

Cultural and geographic proximity to European markets and a qualified workforce have helped Tunisia secure its position as a preferred location for competitive IT services. As a result, the country has developed a solid offshoring cluster, which has helped create employment opportunities. Extending this performance into other segments of the...

 

Following global trends, the Tunisian telecoms industry has continued to move from fixed telephony into mobile, sustained by a rise in data use and the ongoing expansion of smartphone penetration rates. This has opened up the sector to new product development and expansion opportunities, despite the market’s small size relative to some of its...

 

To accelerate the development of the IT sector, the authorities launched the Tunisie Digitale 2020 programme, which is part of the National Strategic Plan (Plan National Stratégique, PNS) to develop and support the economy. Tunisie Digitale was initially meant to cover the 2014-18 period, although authorities extended its implementation to...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

 

How can future investment in Tunisia’s telecommunications and IT sectors be ensured?