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Morocco - Mobile Market - Overview and Statistics

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Morocco - Mobile Market - Overview and Statistics

Morocco's mobile market approaches 130% penetration, among the highest rates in the region. All three mobile network operators also provide fixed-line or fixed-wireless services, and the boundaries between fixed and mobile are disappearing as technologies and services converge. The mobile operators have become the main providers of internet services through their 3G networks.

By the end of 2014 or early 2015 commercial LTE services are expected to be launched following the anticipated auction of suitable spectrum. The main operator Maroc Telecom may also undergo a strategic review during 2014 following the sale of Vivendi's controlling interest to Etisalat in late 2013.

This report contains an overview and analysis of Morocco's mobile market, relevant statistics and profiles of the major players.

Key developments:

Commercial LTE services expected in late 2014; majority stake in Maroc Telecom sold to Etisalat; LTE spectrum auction anticipated in H1 2014; new SIM card registration regulations to take effect from April 2014; report includes the regulator's market data to Q4 2013, market developments to early 2014.

Companies covered in this report:

Maroc Telecom, Medi Telecom (Meditel), Inwi (Wana).

1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Morocco's mobile market
3. Mobile statistics
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 SIM card registration
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Maroc Telecom (IAM)
5.2 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
5.3 Inwi (formerly Wana)
5.3.1 Third GSM licence
6. Mobile data services
6.1 SMS
6.2 MMS
6.3 GPRS
6.4 Blackberry
6.5 Mobile TV
7. Third-generation (3G)
7.1 Licensing
7.2 Services
8. Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9. Mobile payments, m-banking
10. TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
11. Satellite mobile
12. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Mobile network voice traffic 2005 - 2015
Table 4 Maroc Telecom domestic mobile subscribers and market share 2002 - 2013
Table 5 Maroc Telecom domestic blended monthly mobile ARPU and churn rate 2003 - 2013
Table 6 Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue 2005 - 2013
Table 7 Meditel mobile subscribers and market share 2002 - 2013
Table 8 Wana mobile subscribers and market share 2011 - 2013
Table 9 SMS traffic 2005 - 2013
Table 10 SMS termination rate 2012 - 2013
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014

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