Moroccos Internet Population Hits 78 Million at End June 2014

Rabat – Morocco is now home to over 7.8 million Internet users, with almost 6.87 million accessing the Web to watch or download video content via their smartphones.According to the latest stats from the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), the overall number of Web users climbed 59 percent year-on-year to 7.8 million at the end of June 2014, that is a penetration rate of 23.5 percent.The rapid growth in smartphone owners fuelled the use of mobile Internet, whose subscribers increased by 65.86 percent year-on-year to 6.87 million subscribers, said the same source. At the end of June 2014, the number of mobile phone subscribers grew to 43.3 million subscribers, that is a penetration rate of 130.5 percent compared to 121.7 percent at the end of June 2013.