The fifth generation of mobile phone and communication technology will be in Morocco as soon as 2022.
Rabat – Although Morocco is a leading country in the 4G mobile broadband with increasing numbers of subscribers having access to the fourth generation network in Africa, Moroccans will keep using the June 2015 technology for several more years.
In its 2018 report about the mobile economy in the MENA region, the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) has indicated that Morocco will not get the fifth generation of mobile technology until 2022.
GSMA set due dates for the 5G commercial launches in other MENA countries, revealing that Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will get 5G as soon as 2019. Oman will get the technology in 2020 and then Turkey and Jordan in 2021. Tunisia and Algeria will have to wait until 2023.
According to the GSMA report, while Morocco will be relatively late to adopt the 5G technology, other mobile operators, such as the Emirati Etisalat, the Qatari Ooredoo, the Saudi STC, and the Kuwaiti Zain have already launched 5G deployment trials in their home countries before the official commercialization.
GSMA covers mobile operators, networks and mobile virtual network operators around the world. It represents the interests of 750 operators and 350 hardware and software companies in addition to internet companies.