(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Maroc Telecom Tower Rabat – Inwi filed a complaint against Maroc Telecom on Tuesday, for non-compliance with regulatory provisions related to the sharing of telecommunications infrastructure, claiming MAD 5.7 billion in damages and interests.
Despite the injunctions and warning of the ational Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), Maroc Telecom still allegedly did not comply with the regulatory instructions and refused to share its telecom infrastructure.
Abdellatif Ouahbi, Inwi's lawyer told , that the case is now being presented before court, on the basis of unfair competition.
Inwi denounces Maroc Telecom's de facto monopoly on infrastructure inherited from the state, which should be distributed according to the regulations in force. Inwi claims MAD 5.7 billion in damages and interest, explained the company's lawyer.
The current competing operators, Orange and Inwi, have tried to get in touch with Maroc Telecom several times, through a variety of methods. The latter has treated the calls with indifference.
Previously in 2016, Inwi alerted the ANRT of Maroc Telecom's refusal to share telecommunications infrastructure and put in place a competitive unbundling offer, which resulted in the agency to hand down injunctions and warnings to the incumbent.
The current telecommunications monopoly prevents Moroccan consumers from freely choosing their access provider, which forces them to accept the dominant option, even if the services are not as promised.