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Moroccan telecom regulator opening ADSL market

June 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top Stories

Maroc Telecom Tower

Maroc Telecom stands to lose its monopoly in Morocco. (Image Source: viguier.com)

Moroccan telecom regulator, ANRT, has decided to open up the ADSL market within the country of Morocco in North Africa.

While this move will ultimately allow telecom service providers to establish a formidable position within the country, it does however affect Maroc Telecom’s position. Maroc Telecom’s has a monopoly at present, and according to telecompaper.com, the operator still disagrees with three measures; providing colocation of third-party operators’ equipment in its existing cabinets, installing multi-operator cabinets for part of their future nodes and establishing an active wholesale offer for third-party operators under a virtual unbundled local access model.

Moroccan telecom regulator, ANRT, has given Maroc Telecom until 1 August to make a wholesale offer to alternative operators Meditel and Inwi, and to provide a technical and tariff wholesale offer for passive access to its fixed local loop. Inwi could launch its ADSL service at the end of the year; however, Inwi has yet to announce its intention to join the ADSL market.



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