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Algeria to Hold 4G License Auction

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WASHINGTON July 27, 2010 – In an effort to expand its broadband connectivity the African nation of Algeria will hold a 4G license auction next year. Currently the nation only has three mobile providers; Qtel, Wataniya Telecom Algeria, Orascom Telecom Algeria, and the state owned Algerie Telecom Mobile.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for BroadbandBreakfast.com since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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