The sentence fell like a cleaver. On July 22, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) notified Maroc Telecom of a fine of 2.45 billion dirhams (nearly 236 million euros). The amount corresponds to a penalty payment which the incumbent operator – chaired since its creation by Abdelslam Ahizoune – must pay in the context of a file which dates back to January 2020: a case of abuse of a dominant position, which had already earned a fine of almost 300 millions d’euros.
If he had not been slow to pay the fine, he had however been reluctant to apply a series of injunctions imposed by the regulator under penalty of heavy daily penalties sometimes exceeding 300,000 euros. “The amount for June 2022 includes the provision for a penalty payment applied by the Moroccan regulator”, specifies Maroc Telecom to justify the some -5,9