Communications in Morocco

Communications in Morocco

Moroccan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 2.394 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 20.029 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern system with all important capabilities; however, density is low with only 7 fixed lines available for each 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership reached 60 per 100 persons in 2007 domestic: good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay international: country code - 212; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel; fiber-optic cable link from Agadir to Algeria and Tunisia (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code: .ma

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 7.3 million (2007)

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