Jordan signs up Zain to 5G agreement

Jordan signs up Zain to 5G agreement

The Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission penned an agreement with operator Zain in preparation for the launch of 5G services, following similar deals with Orange and Umniah.

Jordan News reported, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmed Al-Hanandeh announced the deal was needed to bring the telecoms sector in Jordan up to standard to support the broader plans to modernise the economy and enable other sectors.

Al-Hanandeh did not state any details of the deal.

The minister also revealed that the telecoms sector invested around JOD1.86 billion (US$2.62 billion) into infrastructure, contributing to Jordan's economic development.

Chairman of TRC Board of Commissioners Bassam Al-Sarhan said 5G would require more massive investments to infrastructure. Data demand in the kingdom has steadily risen over the years which has spurred the government to launch measures to encourage growth in telecoms.

The government launched stimulus packages which extended telecom carrier licenses duration by 10 years and provided discounts for spectrum.

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