At the initiative of the Al Mada Group, Wana withdrew its legal complaint against Maroc Telecom on Thursday, announced the telephone operator Wana.
The board of directors of Wana, held Thursday on convocation of its majority shareholder Al Mada, “took note of the decision of condemnation of Maroc Telecom by the National Agency of Regulation of Telecommunications (ANRT) relating to anticompetitive practices on the market fixed”, adds the press release from Wana (known under the brand Inwi).
“The Wana Board of Directors has no doubt that the measures and injunctions taken within this framework will restore healthy competition in the telecommunications market, in the interests of consumers and businesses and in strict compliance with applicable law and regulation”, notes the same source.
Confident in the prospects for consolidation and development of the telecommunications sector, the board thus decided, on the proposal of the Al Mada administrators, to abandon the action initiated in 2018 against Maroc Telecom before the Commercial Court of Rabat, said the press release.
Recall that the ANRT imposed, on February 3, on the company Itissalat Al-Maghrib (Maroc Telecom/IAM) a fine of 3.3 billion dirhams, for “constitutive behaviors of abuse of a dominant position”. The agency said it had ruled on the referral filed against IAM for “anti-competitive practices” concerning the implementation of unbundling, stressing that after deliberations, these behaviors were deemed “constituting abuse of dominant position, prohibited by the provisions of article 7 of law n° 104-12, liable to a financial penalty, the amount of which is fixed at three billion three hundred million dirhams, entirely paid to the Treasury”.