Inwi

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INWI
Type Private company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded Jointly owned by Omnium Nord Africain and Kuwait's Zain (April 2009)
Founders Karim Zaz
Headquarters Casablanca, Morocco
Products Fixed phones, Mobile phone lines, Internet access
Employees 1300 +
Website [1]

INWI (Arabic: إنوي‎;) formerly known as Wana (formerly Maroc Connect) is a telecommunication company in Morocco established in 1999. It is the third most important telecommunication company in Morocco.

History[edit]

Initially founded by Karim Zaz, Maroc Connect started marketing its Internet services representing the brand Wanadoo, using the name Wana for a few years. The company was later controlled by the Moroccan conglomerate ONA, with the Zain of Kuwait holding about 32% of equity since 2009. Following an agreement with the consortium Kuwaiti Zain / Ajial, 2.85 billion were invested in exchange for 32% of the new company. On February 24 2010, the former ONA WANA brand was given a face-lift, change of name, corporate identity and strategy.

Internet[edit]

Initially, in order to avoid the high cost of wiring and installations and to quickly serve the commercial market, INWI used Last Mile Wireless Delivery Systems) to provide internet connection to the market. Claims to have HSDPA and 3G coverage in 45% of the country, with prepaid and contract After Sales 200DH (18 €) 1MG. In March 2014 the company launched HSPA+.[1]

Mobile phones[edit]

The service was started on February 7th 2007 breaking a record of subscriptions to its services: 24000 in one day. With about 2 million customers, is the third operator with 3G license. With an offer of "Tic Tac" INWI introduced per second billing from the first second. Furthermore, the rate is only 0.07 cents per second for all operators and at any time. The prepaid BlackBerry services in the SIM card to 20 dirhams, or access to MSN Messenger 5 dirhams per hour are all exclusive INWI.

Branches[edit]

More than 50,000 in all Morocco.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inwi migrates to HSPA+". TeleGeography. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 

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