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Telecommunication in Morocco

Compared to the European Union, Morocco has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +212, there were a total of 51.78 million connections in 2020. Among them were 49.42 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 277,338 webhosts, Morocco is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 16,219 million of these, or about 6 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 13.71 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Morocco ranked 134th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 4.5 Mbit/second was significantly lower (149th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Morocco comes 64th with a download speed of 27.77 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 65th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2022 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Morocco from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Morocco 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerMorocco is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 84% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 6% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Morocco
Total
Morocco
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users31.05 m84.12 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users2.10 m5.70 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines2.36 m6.39 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars49.42 m133.89 %540.56 m120.71 %

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