With a penetration rate of over 93%, the internet connection is breaking records in Morocco

Internet access in the Kingdom has reached its high speed. This is what emerges from the latest indicators from the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency. The latter has just published the observatories of the telecommunications sector for the third quarter of 2021. During this quarter, the Internet park recorded significant growth, in particular at the level of mobile and FTTH parks. “The Internet base stands at 33.86 million subscribers, bringing the penetration rate to 93.24%. It recorded an annual growth of 17.78% (ie an increase of 5.1 million subscriptions over one year) ”, specifies the ANRT. The same source specifies that the fiber optic fleet (FTTH) records respective annual and quarterly increases of 81.91% and 15.37% to reach 330,185 subscribers. The mobile Internet fleet reached, during the same period, 31.69 million, an annual increase of 18.41%. The ADSL segment stabilized at 1.6 million subscribers at the end of September 2021 compared to the end of September 2020. More than 43% of accesses have a speed greater than or equal to 10 M / bs. For its part, the TDD and BLR1 fleet stood at 251,164 subscribers at the end of September 2021. The number of fixed telephony grew by 6.94% to stand at 2.46 million subscribers (+160,000 subscriptions). The penetration rate therefore stands at 6.77%. Number portability concerned, at the end of September 2021, 930,194 mobile numbers (an increase of 23.29% compared to September 2020). The same evolution is recorded at the level of ported fixed numbers. Their number increased by 25.42% over one year, reaching 45,430 at the end of September 2021. As for uses, outgoing mobile telephone traffic stood at 14.63 billion minutes during the 3rd quarter of 2021, in slight decrease of 0.65% compared to the third quarter of 2020. SMS traffic also increased by 6.89% over one year to reach 762 million units. Regarding the average monthly outgoing mobile use, it is down 6.68% over one year, going from 100 minutes during the first nine months of 2020 to 93 minutes over the same period in 2021.