ANRT awards five new telecoms concessions

29 Oct 2015

Moroccan telecom regulator National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (Agence Nationale de Reglementation de Telecom [ANRT]) has reportedly awarded five new telecoms concessions on 22 October, Agence Ecofin reports. The regulator granted three 10-year licences for the provision of telecommunications satellite services using VSAT technology to Maroc Telecom (IAM), Wana (Inwi) and the Green Development Corporation (SADV) for MAD19 million (USD1.92 million) each. In addition, the regulator granted two authorisations for the establishment and operation of trunked radio networks (3RP) to SADV and Cires Telecom, with the two companies said to have paid MAD600,000 apiece. The ANRT however did not award any licences for the provision of satellite telecommunications services using GMPCS technologies.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in early March 2015 ANRT announced that it would launch three tenders – for 3RP, GMPCS, and VSAT concessions – on 16 March. The regulator invited all interested parties to submit their licence bids by 7 May.

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