ANRT launches auction for GMPCS licences

17 Nov 2015

Moroccan telecom regulator National Agency of Telecommunications Regulation (Agence Nationale de Reglementation de Telecom [ANRT]) has launched a call for licence applications for the provision of satellite telecommunications services using GMPCS technologies. The regulator has invited all interested parties to submit their applications by 3 December 2015.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in early March 2015 ANRT announced that it would launch three tenders – for trunked radio networks (3RP), GMPCS, and VSAT concessions – on 16 March with a deadline for licence bids of 7 May. Subsequently, ANRT awarded five new concessions – three 10-year VSAT licences to Maroc Telecom (IAM), Wana (Inwi) and the Green Development Corporation (SADV); and two 3RP authorisations to SADV and Cires Telecom – on 22 October. The ANRT however did not award any licences for the provision of satellite telecoms services using GMPCS technologies.

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