Chinese telecommunications manufacturing giant Huawei on Tuesday signed an agreement with Algerian telecommunications operator Algerie Telecom (AT) to develop very high-speed Internet service, Algeria's state news agency reported.
According to Algeria Press Service, the partnership agreement is aimed at deploying optical cabling terminates at homes and companies.
The project will provide more effective communication between network users, including video conferencing, peer-to-peer, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and online backup.
AT's CEO Adel Khemane told reporters that this "partnership project is set to deploy a very high-speed broadband network over a period of one year, in a bid to offer this service to more than one million customers."
Meanwhile, another Chinese telecom product manufacturer, ZTE, signed a partnership agreement with the Algerian Federation for Young Entrepreneurs (FNTE), as part of the deployment of an optical cabling network nationwide.
AT aims to strengthen its positioning in the telecommunications sector in Algeria amid competition from some prominent private operators.
China and Algeria, which established a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2014, have expanded cooperation in fields such as infrastructure, engineering construction and telecommunications.