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  1. Kingdom of Morocco Prime Minister Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications ICT in MoroccoNew opportunitiesARABCOM, Beirut, Lebanon, 16-17 June 2004

  2. Investment Context Improvement : A new Regulation Approach The Moroccan ITC business is an attractive investment opportunity • The Legal framework • A rich Landscape • Major successes • Key figures • Improved processes and new challenges • The legal framework amendment • The newest Agency Decisions • The liberalization process • Existing potential markets • Overview of ICT in Morocco • Investment opportunities

  3. Overview of ICT in Morocco Legal Framework • The TRA : ANRT

  4. Overview of ICT in Morocco Telecommunications sector • Most segments are open to competition • More competition ahead • A rich Telecom landscape

  5. Overview of ICT in Morocco Telecommunications sector • Award of the 2nd Mobile license 1999: • Bid of $1,1 Billion • Spanish-Moroccan-Portuguese consortium "Médi-telecom” : Telefonica, Portuguese Telecom, BMCE Bank…. • Success factors: Pyramid (EIU) : Many of the bidders have indicated that the clear regulatory structurein Morocco and the country’s political stability reduces investment risks and helps them increase the value of their bids • Mobile penetration : 25% in 2003 • Privatization of the incumbent operator 2001: • 35% sold to VIVENDI for $2,3 Billion • 16% to be sold soon (call purchase) • Strategic Boost to the incumbent operator • Turnover (2003) : $1,5 billion • Next few months: Public Offer of Sale • Major successes: • New actors

  6. Overview of ICT in Morocco Telecommunications sector • Key indicators: • Turnovers

  7. Investment context improvement A new regulation Approach Improved processes and next challenges • Clarification and Improvement of the legal framework : A New Law and new decrees coming soon • Regular consultation of the private sectors actors : • Comments on Regulatory Guidelines available for public comments on the agency website. • A Source of proposals to the government concerning the sector development: • The continuation of the liberalization process • The set up of an internet development plan for the coming years to be completed and presented to the board of directors at the end of June/beginning of July: • Latest news: Unlimited ADSL offers for $ 30 • Number of ADSL Subscribers: Around 18 000 in few months • The set up of an improved Business Process Outsourcing context that would be more profitable to all actors: • Call centers boom in recent years

  8. Investment context improvement A new regulation Approach The Legal framework Amendments • Upgrade of the legal framework : • New Law : 55-01 Act (project) • Alternative Infrastructures • More appropriate sanctions regime • Universal Service reframing • Decrease of charges on Operators • Interconnect regime reframing • New Decrees (projects): • Universal Service • Communications resale • Infrastructures sharing • Numbers portability

  9. Investment context improvement A new regulation Approach • AIMING AN INCREASE OF OPPORTUNITIES AND AN IMPROVED TRANSPARENCY: • New Decisions : • Definition of usage conditions of Wi-Fi technology, • New Type Approval regime based on Declaration of conformity • New technical specifications pertaining to equipment type approval • GSM gateway usage conditions • Operators Cost of Capital computation process • Improvement in frequency accessibility : • National Frequency Plan : To be available soon • Replaning of some frequency band to meet new demands • A new interconnection reference offer to improve visibility: • Better pricing conditions • Increased visibility on technical access architecture • Regular yearly review • The newest Agency decisions

  10. 3-5 years liberalization strategy National Frequency Plan Investor’s Interests Moroccan Market Study • Investment Opportunities Regulatory Levers Liberalization Process • The agency has started a broad study to address the strategic liberalization challenges from end to end, with the assistance of Booz Allen Hamilton/ Upline Securities / Bird and Bird A well defined LIBERALIZATION schedule Legal Framework Law Application Decrees A well defined Liberalization schedule Studies Leased lines Off shoring Business’ needs Number, Type, and License contour

  11. Investment Opportunities Market perspectives : Source: Booz Allen Hamilton

  12. Investment opportunities Bright perspectives ! • The deregulation and liberalization of telecommunications in the Kingdom of Morocco are making a good deal of progress in time and space. • The new regulatory reforms will open widely the kingdom to competition in the telecommunications sector. • The Kingdom presents a great development • potential and an excellent opportunity for investors • specifically in the fixed (PSTN), wireless and Internet • businesses.

  13. http://www.anrt.net.ma