Inwi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Wana (Telecommunications))
Jump to: navigation, search
INWI
Private company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded Jointly owned by ONA and Kuwait's Zain (April 2009)
Founder Karim Zaz
Headquarters Casablanca, Morocco
Products Fixed phones, Mobile phone lines, Internet access
Number of employees
1300 +
Website http://www.inwi.ma

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,[1] 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 EDGE and 2G coverage in 45% of the country, with prepaid and contract After Sales 200DH (18 €) 1MG.

Mobile phones[edit]

The service was started on February 7, 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]

External links[edit]