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Morocco Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,645,109 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 52.012 million (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 139 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay; one of the most state-of-the-art markets in Africa; high mobile penetration rates in the region with low cost for broadband Internet access; improvement in LTE reach and capabilities; service providers have all successfully completed 5G proofs of concept and are currently lining up 5G equipment providers for both radio and core technology; regulatory agency expects to conduct the 5G spectrum auction in 2023; mobile Internet accounts for 93% of all Internet connections; World Bank provided funds for Morocco’s digital transformation; government supported digital education during pandemic; submarine cables and satellite provide connectivity to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia (2022)

domestic: fixed-line teledensity is 7 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular subscribership is 139 per 100 persons (2021)

international: country code - 212; landing point for the Atlas Offshore, Estepona-Tetouan, Canalink and SEA-ME-WE-3 fiber-optic telecommunications undersea cables that provide connectivity to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Australia; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara (2019)

Broadcast media

2 TV broadcast networks with state-run Radio-Television Marocaine (RTM) operating one network and the state partially owning the other; foreign TV broadcasts are available via satellite dish; 3 radio broadcast networks with RTM operating one; the government-owned network includes 10 regional radio channels in addition to its national service (2019)

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Internet users

total: 32.56 million (2021 est.)

percent of population: 88% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 2,102,434 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2020 est.)

Communications - note

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NOTE: The information regarding Morocco on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Morocco 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Morocco 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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