Morocco ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Morocco 2016

Since its liberalisation in 1997, Morocco’s telecoms sector has experienced substantial growth driven by the entry of new operators, a rapid increase in mobile subscribers and rising consumption of voice and data services. Despite the sector’s potential, user revenue growth has slowed in recent years due to fierce price competition among the main providers. Operators seeking new springboards...

Morocco benefits from its well-developed manufacturing sector, mining industry, agricultural output, proximity to Europe, sizeable diaspora community, low labour costs and market-oriented public policy.

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With the shift from voice to data, what are the sources of revenue being explored by operators?

 

Since its liberalisation in 1997, Morocco’s telecoms sector has experienced substantial growth driven by the entry of new operators, the rapid increase in the number of mobile subscribers and rising consumption of voice and data services. With turnover of around Dh33.5bn (€3.07bn) in 2015, the telecoms sector accounts for 3.5% of Morocco’s GDP...

 

In 2015 Morocco provided a new impetus for the development of telecoms by launching the rollout of its 4G network, a technology which is expected to generate new revenue streams for operators and drive growth in the knowledge economy.

 

As a result of the early push to develop the country’s ICT sector in the mid-1990s, Morocco has managed to carve out a sizeable niche for itself in selected areas such as offshoring and electronic payments. In 2015 the ICT sector’s contribution to Morocco’s GDP was nearing 3%, mostly made up of hardware, but bolstered by the diversification...

 

In 2015 Morocco provided a new impetus for the development of telecoms by launching the rollout of its 4G network, a technology which is expected to generate new revenue streams for operators and drive growth in the knowledge economy.

 

As a result of the early push to develop the country’s ICT sector in the mid-1990s, Morocco has managed to carve out a sizeable niche for itself in selected areas such as offshoring and electronic payments. In 2015 the ICT sector’s contribution to Morocco’s GDP was nearing 3%, mostly made up of hardware, but bolstered by the diversification...