Morocco plans 4G licence auction in 2012 (Morocco)

Wireless Federation

Morocco plans 4G licence auction in 2012 (Morocco)

Morocco will launch a tender in the autumn to sell 4G licences in a move that may allow the entry of a fourth operator to the market, according to a report by Reuters.

As per the report, Azdine el-Mountassir Billah, head of the Telecommunication Regulatory National Agency (ANRT), said that the regulator plans to launch an international tender for 4G licences in fall, 2012.

He added that ANRT plans to award the licences at the start of 2013 and expects they will be operational by the end of that year at the earliest.

Morocco’s telecommunications market is dominated by Vivendi’sMaroc Telecom, France Telecom’s affiliate Meditelecom and Wana, owned by a holding controlled by the Moroccan monarchy and Kuwait’s Zain.

The report revealed that while mobile penetration hovers around 110 percent of the 33 million population, Internet subscribers reached only 3.2 million by the end of 2011, rising 70 percent from the previous year, as per ANRT data.

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Posted on May 21, 2012, in Morocco News, Technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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