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Morocco - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Morocco - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Morocco's mobile market is one of the more mature in the region, with a penetration rate of over 131%. All three mobile network operators offer fixed-line or fixed-wireless services and have developed mobile data services based on the extensive reach of LTE infrastructure. This in turn is supported by the popular use of smartphones. Indeed the mobile operators have become the main providers of internet services, accounting for the great majority of all internet connections. The issuing of LTE licences in 2015 included conditions to ensure that services covered at least 65% of the population by 2020, while the promotion of broadband accessibility nationally is also supported by the National Broadband Plan through to 2022 and by the Maroc Digital 2020 strategy. The side availability of mobile broadband infrastructure will further consolidate the dominance of mobile players in the broadband sector in coming years.

The incumbent telco Maroc Telecom has undergone a strategic review following its acquisition of Etisalat's mobile businesses in several markets in the region. These additional international markets are providing a welcome boost to the company's overall revenue.

This report analyses Morocco's mobile telephony sector, including statistics, assessments of recent regulatory measures, details on licensing regimes and spectrum auctions, and profiles of the major players.Key developments:


Regulator awards LTE spectrum to the three MNOs at auction;

MNP process amended to hasten number portings;

Inwi launches 4.5G services offering data at up to 1Gb/s;

Central Bank expecting full m-payment services by end-2018;

New SIM card registration regulations take effect;

Report updates include the regulator's market data to December 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.Companies mentioned in this report:


Maroc Telecom, Orange Morocco (Médi Telecom), Inwi (Wana).


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.2 Mobile voice
3.3 Mobile data
3.3.1 SMS
3.3.2 MMS
3.4 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 SIM card registration
4.2 Licensing
4.2.1 GSM
4.2.2 UMTS (3G)
4.2.3 LTE
4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Analogue networks
5.2 Digital networks
5.2.1 4G (LTE)
5.2.2 3G
5.2.3 2G
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Itissalatt Al-Maghrib (IAM, Maroc Telecom)
6.2 Orange Morocco (Méditel)
6.3 Inwi (Wana)
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 Mobile payments, m-banking
7.2 Satellite mobile
8. Handset market
9. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Multiple SIM card use among mobile subscribers 2012 - 2016
Table 4 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 5 Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers to total 2012 - 2017
Table 6 Average price per minute for mobile services 2012 - 2017
Table 7 Average mobile traffic per subscriber 2012 - 2017
Table 8 Mobile network voice traffic 2005 - 2017
Table 9 SMS traffic 2005 - 2017
Table 10 Average SMS cost 2010 - 2015
Table 11 Mobile internet connections 2011 - 2017
Table 12 Market share of mobile internet subscribers by ISP 2015 - 2017
Table 13 Mobile internet connections and penetration 2008 - 2018
Table 14 Maroc Telecom mobile subscribers and market share 2002 - 2018
Table 15 Maroc Telecom mobile subscribers by platform 2012 - 2018
Table 16 Maroc Telecom ARPU, churn rate 2003 - 2018
Table 17 Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue 2005 - 2018
Table 18 Orange Morocco mobile subscribers and market share 2002 - 2017
Table 19 Orange Morocco mobile subscribers (company data) 2016 - 2018
Table 20 Orange Morocco revenue 2015 - 2018
Table 21 Inwi mobile subscribers and market share 2011 - 2017
Table 22 Smartphone penetration 2012 - 2016
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2018
Chart 2 Mobile internet connections and penetration 2008 2018

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