Morocco quick to subscribe to ADSL

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By  Published  September 22, 2006

Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) technology is enjoying huge popularity in Morocco since it launched in November 2003, according to the latest research from the Arab Advisors Group.

The number of subscribers in Morocco to ADSL has developed at a phenomenal rate, growing 97% in Q206 alone, the report revealed. As of the end of June, the number of subscrib- ers stood at 331,000.

The firm attributed the growth to internal churn from dialup and leased lines into ADSL for cost savings.

The group published the findings in its latest report, entitled Morocco Internet and Datacomm Landscape.

The internet market in Morocco has flourished over the last five years, Arab Advisors Group claimed. It has led to the creation of many internet service providers, which have since consolidated around two main players: Maroc’s Telecom’s Menara Internet service and Maroc Connect’s Wanadoo-branded service.

“Internet accounts in Morocco grew at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.2% between 2001 to 2005,” the company stated in a press release announcing the report.

But there is still plenty of room for further growth, the group said. “Despite [this growth], internet penetration in Morocco is still very low by absolute and relative standards,” the report went on to say.

Indeed, the Arab Advisors Group stated in the report that it expects growth to continue steadily over the next four years as the market develops.

“With upcoming infrastructure-based competition of multiple fixed operators and lower Internet bandwidth costs, the Arab Advisors Group projects that the Moroccan internet market will grow at a healthy 2006-2010 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.8%,” said Mirna Sunna, Arab Advisors research analyst.

Internet was first established in Morocco by Maroc Telecom in 1995. At present, there are 10,051 holders of internet declarations in the country, of whom 4,1950 enlisted in 2005, according to the Arab Advisors Group.

The Arab Advisors Group is a research, analysis and consulting company focused on the communications, media and technology markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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