Justice confirms Maroc Telecom’s sanction against Wana

Justice confirms Maroc Telecom’s sanction against Wana
Justice confirms Maroc Telecom’s sanction against Wana

In the case between Wana and Maroc Telecom. The Casablanca Commercial Court of Appeal issued a judgment against Maroc Telecom in favor of the telecommunications operator Wana for 6.4 billion dirhams.

The Casablanca Commercial Court of Appeal has confirmed Maroc Telecom’s conviction for abuse of a dominant position. Indeed, the historic operator will be obliged to compensate its competitor Wana Corporate to the tune of 6.4 billion dirhams.

On Wednesday, July 3, the judgment was handed down at around 10 a.m. In fact, the Court confirmed the judgment handed down at the end of January by the Rabat Commercial Court. Thus, Maroc Telecom’s conviction becomes enforceable, and the convicted operator will have to pay compensation to its competitor. The latter now has the option of activating forced execution procedures.

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Due to the abuse of a dominant position, in fact, a company is said to be dominant when it holds a substantial share of a given market, and this share is significantly larger than that of its most serious competitor. Maroc Telecom has taken advantage of its historical establishment in the Kingdom to practice unfair competition with competitors in the sector, such as the case opposing it to the telecom operator Wana.

This sanction against Maroc Telecom reshuffles the cards in the telecommunications sector, sending a clear message to telecommunications operators that from now on no abuse of a dominant position will be tolerated.

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