(MENAFN - Morocco Business News) Morocco's leading telecoms operator, Maroc Telecom, will lose much of its mobile market share to Meditel and Wana by the year 2013, said a report by the Dublin-based Research and Markets.
Despite keeping its leading position, Maroc telecom is expected to lose over 12 percentage points of its wireless market share, from 58.2% in 2008 to 46.7% in 2013, explained the agency in a press release.
"Meditel's subscriber market share will increase from 31.5% to 35.1% and Wana's market share will increase from 10.4% to 18.2% over the forecast period, 2008-2013," it stated.
However, it underlined that Maroc Telecom will remain in the first position over the next five years with 16.8 million subscribers in 2013.
Meditel too will remain in its current position, second, with 12.6 million subscribers in 2013, while Wana finishes third with 6.5 million in 2013, the research agency added.
Concerning the Average Revenue per User (UPRU), Maroc Telecom will continue on top. However, Research and Markets projects that the company's monthly ARPU will decline from MAD 100.03 in 2008 to MAD 94.99 in 2013.
On the other hand, it forecasts that Meditel's monthly ARPU level will decline from MAD 64.02 in 2008 to MAD 50.67 in 2013.
To attract more clients, Maroc telecom had decided, earlier this week, to cut its international calls rates for both the fixed and mobile phones.
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