The Digital Transformation Forum examines digital challenges

By Lina Ibriz

Morocco is in full digital transformation, the opportunities in the sector are enormous and the willingness of the various players to support this digital dynamism has never been stronger. Players like Huawei and Orange have been leading their own revolutions for many years and mobilizing enormous technological and financial resources. Here’s how these two IT and telecom operators are marking digital in Morocco today.

In a few years Huwaei has managed to position itself on the Moroccan market as a provider of Cloud solutions serving the financial sector. Today, the company aims to play a key role in digital transformation and make its mark in the 4.0 revolution. ” Our ambition is to bring digital to citizens, organizations and government in order to build a connected and intelligent world. “Said Maroc Diplomatique Chakib Achour, Marketing and Strategy Director of Huawei Technologies in Morocco, during the Forum on digital transformation held on Tuesday 7 June 2022 in Casablanca.

Inserted under the theme “Businesses and the digital transition? Good Practices & New Opportunities for Success ”, this meeting was an opportunity to bring together all the players in an ecosystem for which opportunities and challenges are constantly evolving. Companies of different sizes and different business sectors have therefore come together to give them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest digital innovations and practices, thus enabling them to make a successful digital transition.

Having made the bet to contribute to the digitization of Morocco, Huawei Technologies is implementing to multiply digital solutions in different fields. These can now be used in industry, agriculture and even healthcare thanks to telemedicine. Technological solutions that can only benefit the development dynamics of the country and the continent, according to Achour. ” So today we participate in the evolution of Morocco and we participate in the evolution of Africa by democratizing technology », Underlines Chakib Achour.

Huawei’s bet is therefore clear: to put IT innovation at the service of economic and social development and ” support Morocco in its vision of digital transformation “To address this challenge and position Morocco as a digital platform in the region, a” effective implementation of a digital infrastructure, but also sharing of best practices in terms of governance “.

Investments, the locomotive of digitization

Innovation, of course, but also and above all infrastructures. At a time when Morocco has been able to provide an internet access rate of 62% and 4G coverage reaching 98% of the population, investments in digital infrastructure development must remain a priority. “ All actions must be focused on encouraging investments and aim to ensure that our investments are optimal “Says Fayssal Soulaymani, Orange Morocco’s Director of Marketing and B2B Sales Support.

The operator has been carrying out important investment efforts for twenty years, including the very recent investment agreement with a value of 5.6 billion dirhams signed with the government, and which mainly aims at the development of digital infrastructures and the diffusion of Mobile and Fixed High and Very High Speed ​​Internet. Investments that Orange does not intend to slow down, furthermore, Soulaymani assures: ” In Orange Morocco, we have always invested a large part of our income. Overall, the telecommunications sector is an investment-intensive sector and therefore we need to support it. We need to develop these efforts and intensify them over the next few years. “.

To support precisely these efforts, the adaptation of the legal framework is essential, Soulaymani also recalls. ” If there is anything to defend today, it is that a private operator is investing large sums of money in infrastructure development, and therefore legislation must be an element that will help us in this approach and that will motivate us to invest even more. “, He concludes.

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