Regulator says Morocco reaches 30.5m mobile subscribers

4 Nov 2010

According to the quarterly report of Moroccan regulator the ANRT, the country added 2.6 million net new mobile subscriptions in the third quarter of 2010 to take its total to 30.5 million at the end of September, and boosting the cellular penetration rate to above 96%. The watchdog reported that market leader Maroc Telecom’s mobile customer base grew by 5.3% to reach 16.7 million at the end of the third quarter, up from 15.9 million three months earlier, whilst Medi Telecom (Meditel) increased its customer base by 2.7% in the same period, from 10.4 million to 10.7 million, and Wana (Inwi) almost doubled its total number of mobile subscribers to 3.1 million from 1.6 million at the start of the quarter. Morocco’s number of 3G mobile broadband internet subscribers grew by 14.4% quarter-on-quarter in 3Q10 to 1.16 million (up 105% year-on-year), of which 42.7% had signed up to Wana, 36.3% were with Maroc Telecom and 30.0% belonged to Meditel.

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