Morocco, a North African nation with a population of over 36.1 million people (as of the beginning of 2018), presents an enticing landscape for launching a GSM termination business. The combination of a sizable population and a well-developed mobile communication services market has led to significant inflows of voice traffic. As of today, mobile penetration in Morocco stands at 109%, translating to over 39.5 million connections. In this route, the average rate currently hovers around 14 cents per minute of call.
Morocco's telecommunications market is among the most advanced on the African continent, boasting high penetration rates within the region. Currently, Morocco is served by three prominent GSM operators:
- Maroc Telecom (subscriber base: 18.3 million)
- Orange (subscriber base: 14.7 million)
- Inwi (subscriber base: 6.5 million)
Maroc Telecom leads the Moroccan market, offering the best GSM coverage across the country. Orange and Inwi also provide good coverage but are more city-centric in their service areas. SIM cards in Morocco are readily available at prices ranging from $2 to $3 each, with operators frequently offering initial credit upon activation.
You can acquire SIM cards at cellular operators' shops and various retail outlets. While branded shops may require you to present your passport for registration, street kiosks may offer SIM cards without such documentation. Given the current competitive rates in this sector, a GSM terminator can expect to earn at least $300 to $400 in Morocco from a single port of a GSM gateway for call termination. The more channels you engage in traffic landing, the higher your potential earnings.
With Morocco's robust telecommunications market, favorable penetration rates, and attractive termination rates, the prospects for establishing a successful GSM termination business are quite promising. Keep an eye on further developments in this dynamic market.