Morocco Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Morocco Telecommunications Report
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$1,295.00

BMI View: BMI has not made any forecast revisions in the latest Q3 2016 report update and we continue to maintain our view that the Moroccan mobile market is in a state of flux, between a mobile segment seeking profitability and a fixed segment looking for higher competition. The rollout of advanced data services and 3G has not resulted in significantly increased profits for operators at present. Furthermore, the recent decline in Q116 suggests that inactive accounts are being shed as the penetration rate begins to rise. On the other hand, the fixed market continues to be dominated by Maroc Telecom, with the lack of progression in unbundling hindering growth, competition and the development of the market.

Robust Growth: 3G Subscribers (000)
2013-2016
Source: BMI, Operator Data

Key Data

  • There were 42.05mn mobile subscriptions in Morocco at the end of Q116, a y-o-y decline of 3.0%. The major driver was 3G subscriptions, which increased to 13.3mn, almost a third of the market.

  • The recent ban on VoIP services have caused serious outcry from the consumers as the regulator has supported the operators in banning voice over IP services. The regulator claims that VoIP services do not have proper licences. There is increasing demand for the King to intervene and remove the ban.

  • There were 1.973mn broadband subscriptions at the end of 2015, a y-o-y decline of 14.7%. The main reason was a strong decline in dedicated mobile broadband subscribers, from 1.33mn to 841,000, which were not offset by growth in the fixed segment, from 983,000 to 1.132mn.

  • There were 2.222mn fixed voice connections, a y-o-y decline of 10.7%. Growth has been impacted by mobile substitution.

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Telecoms
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Industry Forecast
10
Morocco
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Latest Updates
10
Structural Trends
10
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Morocco 2013-2020)
13
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
14
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Regional RRI Comparison, Q216
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Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index, Q2 2016
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Morocco
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Market Overview
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Morocco
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Mobile
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Wireline Voice & Broadband
25
Regulatory Development
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Table: Moroccan Regulatory Environment
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Morocco
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Table: Key Developments
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players - North Africa Telecoms Sector
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Operators Data
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Table: Maroc Telecom
30
Table: Meditel
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Table: Wana
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Company Profile
32
Maroc T-l-com
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Demographic Forecast
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Demographic Outlook
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Morocco 1990-2025)
37
Table: Key Population Ratios (Morocco 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Morocco 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Morocco 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Morocco 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Morocco Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Morocco's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Morocco Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Morocco.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Morocco to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Moroccan telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Morocco's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Morocco.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.