Morocco focuses on broadband plan

MOROCCO

|
Image: Azdine El Mountassir Billah. By BiztechAfrica
Azdine El Mountassir Billah

Morocco is embarking on concerted efforts to develop its national broadband capabilities.

The country is set to embark on a ten-year infrastructure development plan aimed at taking ultra-fast broadband access across the country.

Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulation Agency (ANRT) says that the aim is to give the country’s entire population access to fixed or mobile broadband by 2022. According to ANRT head Azdine El Mountassir Billah, the project will include the rolling out of 4G mobile technologies from 2014 onwards and the allocation of increased spectrum to telecoms operators for outdoor Wi-Fi networks.

ANRT also plans to launch pilot projects taking fibre optic cabling to housing estates.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE MOROCCO NEWS

AfDB grants €176 million for next phase of Africa's largest solar power station

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved one loan of €100 million and another of US $119 million for phase II of the Ouarzazate solar complex project (the NOORo II and NOORo III power stations). Read More

Microsoft drives local innovation in North Africa

At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft has signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy and introduced the first round of 50 women entrepreneurs to go through its Cloud Startup Academy. Read More

Morocco to host fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Over 3000 entrepreneurs, Heads of state, government officials, global entrepreneurs, SMEs and  corporate leaders are expected to attend the fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech. Read More

Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway

The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss boosting science and technology in Africa.  Read More

averda looks to clean more cities in Africa

averda, a global provider of innovative integrated waste management services, has showcased its new equipment dedicated to serve Casablanca. Read More

Microsoft, AFEM and INWI launch Cloud Startup Academy

Through a new Cloud Startup Academy, Microsoft, AFEM and INWI will help 50 young Moroccan women create their own Cloud-based startups. Read More

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa

IBM is further expanding its operations across Africa with the opening of two new IBM Innovation Centers in Lagos, Nigeria and Casablanca, Morocco.  Read More

IDC: Moroccan ICT market driven by banking, telecoms, infrastructure

The Moroccan IT services market is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% over the coming years to total $472.37 million in 2017, says IDC. Read More

AFPIF 2013 underway next week

The Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) will be staged on 3 - 5 September at the Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers, Casablanca, Morocco. Read More

New IBM Global Delivery Center for Morocco

IBM has announced a new Global Delivery Center in Casablanca that will create up to 400 ICT roles in Morocco over the next three years. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

e-commerce space untapped, says phonekings heade-commerce space untapped, says phonekings head

E-commerce is the future, says the head of a new online electronics mall launched in Nigeria. Tayo Olusanya spoke to Kokumo Goodie in Lagos.

IN DEPTH

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

ICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU

Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...