44 Million Cell Phone Subscribers, 9.97 Million Internet Users in Morocco


Rabat- A new report released by Morocco’s telecommunication regulator reveals that the number of cell phone subscribers has reached 44 million, while the number of internet users reached 9.97 million.

This increase in subscribers was accompanied by lower prices for communications by cell phones and internet services.

Telecommunication operators are now charging an average of 0.32 Dirham/Min for mobile telephony, down from 0.41 Dirham/Min in 2013, or a decrease of 22 percent, according to a report released by the National Agency for the Regulation of Telecommunications, known as ANRT.

The report also revealed that customers of internet services have seen a 36 percent decrease in prices, moving from an average monthly bill of 36 Dirham in 2013 to 23 Dirham by the end of 2014.

The average monthly usage of cell phone subscribers continued its growth during the fourth quarter of last year. According to the report, each customer consumed an average of 92 minutes per month by the end of December 2014, which represents an annual increase of 11 percent.

Moroccans spoke 48.2 billion minutes on their mobile phones and sent 19.7 billion text messages in 2014, a 20.4 and 74.2 percent increase respectively, the governing body of Moroccan telecommunications sector reported.

Source: Morocco World News 10 February 2015