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Telecommunication in Morocco

The development of telecommunications in Morocco is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +212, there were a total of 54.47 million connections in 2021. Among them were 52.01 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 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 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 17.83 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Morocco ranks 133rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.6 Mbit/second was significantly lower (137th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Morocco comes 69th with a download speed of 28.93 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 85th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Morocco from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Morocco 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerMorocco is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 88 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 6 percent 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change in Morocco. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 140 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.

Distribution in 2021Morocco
Landlines2.46 m6.64 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars52.01 m140.28 %361.62 m108.96 %

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