Maroc Telecom has reported consolidated revenues of MAD29.52 billion (USD3.56 billion) in 2008, up 7.2%, thanks to the continuing growth of its domestic and international mobile businesses. In the fourth quarter of the year, consolidated sales grew 3.9% year-on-year to MAD7.48 billion. Gross mobile revenues in Morocco amounted to MAD18.53 billion in 2008, up 8.4%, with the customer base reaching 14.456 million at 31 December 2008, up 8.5% compared to the end of 2007. Mainly due to the huge customer growth in 2007 (26%) and internet (’ broadband subscribers and 10,000 IPTV customers. Amongst Maroc Telecom’s subsidiaries, Mauritel in Mauritania ended the year with 1.142 million mobile users, up from 905,000 at end-2007; Onatel (Burkina Faso) increased its cellular base from 564,000 to 977,000; whilst Gabon Telecom had 447,000 mobile subscriptions at end-December, up 15.8% year-on-year.
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