Morocco ICT

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Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Morocco 2015

Estimated at around 5% of GDP, the telecommunications sector has greatly expanded over the last few years, even by emerging market standards. Mobile and internet penetration have increased on the back of reduced prices and a rise in foreign investment, with the mobile segment leading growth in usage volumes. Moreover, the government has led a push to encourage infrastructure sharing, on the...

Benefitting from strong ties to both Europe and the Arab world, Morocco has the right ingredients for future growth: low inflation, political stability, an industrial base and a favourable climate. With the outlook improving for Morocco’s trade partners and the lower price of oil – of which the country is a net importer – most observers expect growth to be even stronger in 2015, with estimates ranging from 4.4% to 5.0%.

Les trois principaux opérateurs de téléphonie mobile du Maroc ont remporté des licences leur permettant de commercialiser des services 4G, ce qui ouvre la porte à de nouveaux flux de recette cruciaux pour un secteur proche de la saturation en termes de nombre d’abonnés.

The only monarchy in North Africa, Morocco has one of the more diversified GDP mixes in the region, and the mainstays of the economy include agriculture, tourism, and the textiles industry; higher-end manufacturing, IT and communications, and outsourcing are also all becoming increasingly important. The past few years have seen some significant changes, yet the kingdom has remained stable, even amidst the broader regional turmoil.

What has been the impact of declining telecoms costs on the sector as a whole?

 

In an encouraging sign for a country positioning itself as a bridge between West Africa and Europe, a recent report listed Morocco as having one of the more sophisticated information and communications technology (ICT) sectors on the African continent. Morocco ranked second only to South Africa in terms of internet readiness, an indicator of...

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