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Morocco - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

  • ID: 2010331
  • December 2013
  • Region: Morocco
  • 44 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Vivendi’s sale of its 53% stake in Maroc Telecom raises €4.2 billion

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • France Telecom
  • Inwi (Wana
  • Maroc Connect)
  • Maroc Telecom
  • Medi Telecom (Meditel)
  • Vivendi
  • MORE

This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Morocco's telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:

- Key statistics;
- Market and industry overviews;
- Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
- Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
- Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences and competition;
- Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
- Infrastructure development;
- National fibre backbone networks;
- Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G, 4G;
- Internet and broadband development and pricing trends;
- Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile);
- 3G mobile broadband services and market share;
- Average revenue per user (ARPU) and churn.

Vivendi’s sale of its 53% stake in Maroc Telecom raises €4.2 billion

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • France Telecom
  • Inwi (Wana
  • Maroc Connect)
  • Maroc Telecom
  • Medi Telecom (Meditel)
  • Vivendi
  • MORE

1. Key Statistics

2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Morocco's telecom market
2.1.1 Government support
2.1.2 E-government

3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Telecommunications Law 1997
3.1.1 Telecom law amendments 2002
3.2 Law 55-01 of 2004
3.3 Regulatory authority
3.3.1 ANRT
3.4 Universal service
3.4.1 Universal Service Fund (USF)
3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Morocco
3.6 Interconnection
3.7 Number portability (NP)
3.8 Unbundled Local Loop (ULL)

4. Fixed Network Market
4.1 Fixed network operators in Morocco
4.1.1 Maroc Telecom (MT)
4.1.2 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
4.1.3 Inwi (formerly Wana, Maroc Connect)
4.2 Fixed-line statistics

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 International infrastructure
5.1.1 Submarine fibre
5.1.2 Terrestrial fibre and microwave
5.1.3 Satellite

6. Internet Market
6.1 Overview
6.2 Internet user statistics
6.2.1 Facebook and LinkedIn
6.3 Internet connectivity
6.3.1 National fibre backbone
6.3.2 The MARWAN network
6.4 Morocco's ISP market
6.4.1 Maroc Telecom (Menara)
6.4.2 MTDS

7. Broadband Market
7.1 ADSL
7.2 3G mobile broadband
7.2.1 Inwi (formerly Wana, Maroc Connect)
7.2.2 Meditel
7.2.3 Maroc Telecom
7.3 Broadband via satellite
7.4 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
7.5 National Broadband Plan 2012-2022
7.6 Wireless broadband
7.7 Convergence
7.7.1 VoIP telephony
7.7.2 E-commerce
7.7.3 E-learning
7.7.4 IPTV, triple-play
7.7.5 Video-on-Demand (VoD)

8. Mobile Communications
8.1 Overview of Morocco's mobile market
8.2 Mobile statistics
8.3 Regulatory issues
8.3.1 SIM card registration
8.4 Major mobile operators
8.4.1 Maroc Telecom (IAM)
8.4.2 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
8.4.3 Inwi (formerly Wana)
8.5 Mobile data services
8.5.1 SMS
8.5.2 MMS
8.5.3 GPRS
8.5.4 Blackberry
8.5.5 Mobile TV
8.6 Third-generation (3G)
8.6.1 Licensing
8.6.2 Services
8.7 4G (LTE)
8.8 Mobile payments, m-banking
8.9 TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
8.10 Satellite mobile

Table 1 – Country statistics Morocco – 2013
Table 2 – Fixed network statistics – 2013
Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2013
Table 4 – Internet and social media statistics – 2013
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2013
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Maroc Telecom financial results – 2008 - 2013
Table 8 – Historic - Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2004
Table 9 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service – 2000 - 2014
Table 10 – Fixed and fixed-wireless teledensity – 2000 - 2014
Table 11 – International internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2012
Table 12 – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2000 - 2014
Table 13 – market share of internet subscribers by ISP – 2012 - 2013
Table 14 – Maroc Telecom internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 - 2013
Table 15 – Internet subscribers in Morocco, ADSL and total – 2003 - 2013
Table 16 – Distribution of ADSL access in Morocco by speed– 2012 - 2013
Table 17 – 3G mobile internet connections – 2011 - 2013
Table 18 – 3G mobile broadband subscriber market share by operator – 2012 - 2013
Table 19 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2004
Table 20 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2014
Table 21 –Mobile network voice traffic – 2005 - 2014
Table 22 – Maroc Telecom domestic mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2013
Table 23 – Maroc Telecom domestic blended monthly mobile ARPU and churn rate – 2003 - 2013
Table 24 – Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue – 2005 - 2013
Table 25 – Meditel mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2013
Table 26 – Wana mobile subscribers and market share – 2011 - 2013
Table 27 – SMS traffic – 2005 - 2013
Table 28 – SMS termination rate – 2012 - 2013

Chart 1 – Maroc Telecom revenue – 2008 – 2013
Chart 2 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity in Morocco – 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2000 – 2014
Chart 4 – Internet subscribers in Morocco, ADSL and total – 2003 – 2013
Chart 5 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2014

Exhibit 1 – Analysis of Maroc Telecom's fixed-line rollercoaster ride

Vivendi’s sale of its 53% stake in Maroc Telecom raises €4.2 billion

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • France Telecom
  • Inwi (Wana
  • Maroc Connect)
  • Maroc Telecom
  • Medi Telecom (Meditel)
  • Vivendi
  • MORE

Morocco - Vivendi's Sale of its 53% Stake in Maroc Telecom Raises €4.2 billion

Morocco benefits from having one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in Africa. The sector is efficiently managed by an independent regulator, and developments within the market segments are often used as a model in other countries.

With an effectively competitive mobile sector, Morocco also has one of the highest penetration rates in the region. The three mobile network operators have become the main internet service providers through their networks, which are expected to be upgraded with LTE technology by the end of 2014 following the auction of suitable spectrum.

Vivendi's sale of its 53% stake in MT in late 2013 to Etisalat is expected to introduce a new dynamic to a company which has been obliged to reduce the number of employees in recent years in a bid to cut operating costs.

The fixed-line market remains underdeveloped despite the launch of a second and third network operator to compete with Maroc Telecom. Fixed-line penetration has fallen since 2010 while the number of lines is expected to fall to about 2.9 million by the end of 2014. This reflects consumers' preference for mobile services.

A similar trend is seen in the broadband market, where the dominance of Maroc telecom's ADSL service has waned dramatically in recent years. Having once accounted for over 90% of the market, by the end of 2013 ADSL represented only 15% of internet subscribers, with 3G representing almost 85%. Nevertheless, fixed-line infrastructure is being upgraded as part of the government's ten-year National Broadband Plan which aims to provide fixed or mobile broadband access to the entire population by 2022.

Market highlights:

- Majority stake in Maroc Telecom sold to Etisalat;
- Commercial LTE services expected in late 2014 or early 2015;
- New terabit international fibre optic cable lands;
- Fixed-mobile convergence strengthens;
- Mobile broadband accounting for 85% of all internet connections;
- National Broadband Plan 2012-2022;
- Mobile subscriptions continue to grow at 8%

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year

Vivendi’s sale of its 53% stake in Maroc Telecom raises €4.2 billion

- Maroc Telecom
- Medi Telecom (Meditel)
- Inwi (Wana
- Maroc Connect)
- Vivendi
- France Telecom
- Zain
- Morocco Trade and Development Services (MTDS)

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