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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 48.72 m connections in 2019. Among them were 46.67 m 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Morocco is back. Around 74% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 5% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 277,338 webhosts, Morocco is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 24.24 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Morocco ranked 117th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 13.32 Mbit/second (119th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Morocco comes 61st with a download speed of 36.58 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 62nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 - 2019

Broadband internet in Morocco 2002 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Morocco
Total
Morocco
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users27.13 m74.38 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users1.75 m4.80 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines2.05 m5.63 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars46.67 m127.95 %542.60 m121.25 %