Orange Jordan enhances network in southern governorates
17 April 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe
Orange Jordan is set to roll out advanced 4G+ services in different areas in the south governorates, and the launch of revamped home broadband offers.
Orange Jordan’s CEO Jérôme Hénique made the announcement during a press conference held in Aqaba, in the presence of chief ITN and wholesale officer Waleed Al Doulat and chief consumer sales officer Samer Al-Haj, along with a number of Orange Jordan executives, and media representatives.
Hénique said the rollout of the advanced 4G+ for mobile service and launch of the revamped broadband offers came as part of Orange Jordan’s overall network plan enhancement in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom. “This step stems from the company’s continuous efforts to remain the provider of the strongest internet for mobile and home, which will result in the best customer experience, through providing high-quality telecommunication and internet services, while stressing the company's determination to make tangible digital progress in all regions of the Kingdom.”
He added: “Since the launch of our five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020” in 2015, we at Orange Jordan have made substantial investments that will reach up to JD 300 million by the year 2020, as we remain committed to the development of the ICT sector, and to the increase of internet penetration across the Kingdom. For the past few years, we have been concentrating on the development of new generation networks (NGNs), including, fibre-to-the home (FTTH), fibre-to-the-business (FTTB), as well as extending the coverage of 4G and 4G+ networks to all areas in the Kingdom.”
Chief ITN & Wholesale Officer at Orange Jordan, Waleed Al Doulat, offered more details about the network enhancement achievements, saying that company has recently added 44 new mobile towers in the southern governorates, with 14 sites in Aqaba, 9 sites in Ma'an, 10 sites in Tafileh, 11 sites in Karak, and more sites are still under construction.
As part of the Essentials 2020 strategy, more than JD 100 million was allocated to acquiring new frequencies from the TRC, upgrading the existing network, installing new towers across different governorates, and to the rollout of the latest version of the fourth generation network (4G+) for mobile service, hence providing customers with faster and better connectivity with the highest quality at affordable prices.
Al Doulat also said that a new 2.6GHz frequency has been added to increase the capacity on the existing 4G network to accommodate the increasing traffic at 31 sites, including 9 sites in Aqaba, 10 sites in Ma'an, 6 sites in Tafileh and 6 sites in Karak. He also highlighted the 55% increase in speed for fixed broadband network that was achieved since the installation of 21 new ADSL sites in the southern governorates to improve the ADSL network. He explained that a new 4 areas are being covered now with fiber (FTTB) service to provide the latest technologies and internet service for the business segment
Orange Jordan currently covers 92% of the Kingdom’s areas with 4G/LTE and has deployed 6,000km of FTTB cable, and is currently in the process of installing more than 700km of additional fibre cable.
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