Maroc Telecom, Morocco’s largest mobile phone operator, will not share its network with other companies that want to enter the local market, according to its majority shareholder.

‘Maroc Telecom will not try to push for virtual network operators (VNOs) in Morocco because they are not needed,’ says Matthieu Coutiere, director of strategic projects at Vivendi, the French company that owns 51 per cent of the firm.

Although Maroc Telecom is not prepared to do such deals in its home market, it has set up a VNO in France.

Mobisud, which launched earlier this year, is targeted at the 7 million French-speaking North African migrants in France and Belgium. Coutiere declined to reveal how many customers Mobisud has attracted.