Morocco - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


Morocco’s fixed-line broadband market is dominated by Maroc Telecom. Despite regulatory efforts to enforce LLU and wholesale pricing the company has yet to provide a pricing structure for access to its networks. Nevertheless, a small number of operators, including Inwi and Orange Morocco, have begun to offer competing DSL services, albeit limited in reach. Despite these market limitations and Maroc Telecom’s near monopoly, Morocco has developed some of the lowest broadband prices and highest penetration rates in Africa. This has been helped by the excellent connectivity to international fibre cables.

The introduction and extension of mobile broadband services based on 3G and LTE technologies has gone far to improving access nationally. Mobile internet at the beginning of 2018 accounted for about 94% of all internet connections, leaving Maroc Telecom’s DSL service with most of the remaining market. The dominance of mobile internet access is likely to continue given the improvements in LTE reach and capabilities, and the preference among consumers to adopt mobile solutions for both voice and data.

To accommodate the increasing amount of internet traffic, fibre optic national backbone networks and international connectivity are being expanded. A National Broadband Plan is making progress, aiming to provide fixed or mobile broadband access to the entire population by 2022, and is supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy.

Key developments:

  • Inwi to integrate satellite services from the Intelsat EpicNG platform into its network;
  • Maroc Telecom expands FttP service, launches subscription VoD service;
  • Regulator endeavours to enforce LLU tariffs and access to Maroc Telecom's broadband infrastructure;
  • National Broadband Plan 2012-2022 progressing;
  • Poste Maroc signs e-commerce agreement with China Post;
  • Report updates include the regulator's market data to December 2017, telcos' operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Maroc Telecom (Menara, IAM), Orange Morocco (Medi Telecom, Meditel), Inwi (Wana, Maroc Connect), Morocco Trade and Development Services (MTDS)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

    • Market analysis
    • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

    • Maroc Telecom (Menara)
      • Other providers
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Satellite broadband
    • Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
    • Wireless broadband
  • Digital economy

    • E-commerce
    • E-learning
    • E-government
  • Digital media

    • Videostreaming
  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 2 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 3 – Internet subscribers and penetration – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Household penetration of internet by platform – 2014 – 2016
  • Table 5 – Market share of overall internet subscribers by ISP – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Average revenue per internet subscriber – 2012 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Fixed-line broadband (DSL) subscribers – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Distribution of ADSL access in Morocco by speed– 2012 – 2017
  • Table 9 – Internet subscriber market share: DSL and mobile – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 10 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Maroc Telecom internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 12 – e-Commerce transactions – 2014 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2000 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Internet subscribers and penetration – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Internet subscribers, DSL and total – 2003 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Distribution of ADSL access in Morocco by speed– 2012 – 2017
  • Chart 5 – Maroc Telecom internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 – 2018

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