Zain Launches 4G LTE Service in Jordan, Announces Further Investment to Expand the Network

Zain Launches 4G LTE Service in Jordan, Announces Further Investment to Expand the Network Image Credit: Zain Group

Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has officially launched 4G LTE services in Jordan with intial rollout of over 1,000 sites which aims to provide a high quality LTE coverage for users. The launch marks the 5th country in the region where Zain has launched 4G LTE services and the ninth country to introduce the technology in the Arab world. 

Zain opted to utilize the same geographical scheme that was undertaken four years previously when it launched HSPA+ services, with the company providing comprehensive coverage to all areas connecting the Kingdom’s governorates by the end of 2015. Zain Jordan’s investment in 4G LTE in 2014 amounted to 200 million JOD (US$ 282 million), and the company said that it will dedicate a further 100 million JOD (US$141 million) in the new technology through to 2017.

Zain Jordan’s 4G LTE features high-speed Internet that reaches speeds of 150 Mbps. Zain intends to add further features to its current services, including IPTV, Machine to Machine (M2M) and cloud computing.

Scott Gegenheimer, CEO, Zain Group
This historical milestone in the Kingdom’s telecom industry marks the 5th market in which Zain offers 4G LTE services across the region. As the leading operator in the Kingdom, we are committed to offering the Jordanian community life-enriching mobile services and playing a key role in the economic and social development of the country.

Ahmad Hanandeh, CEO, Zain Jordan
Addressing the attendees at the press conference held in Amman. Zain’s 4G LTE service is a quantum leap in the daily lives of Jordanians, as it provides advanced solutions and enriches the experience of businesses and consumers alike. The technology caters to the growing demand for Internet services in several segments, and its availability with lead to a positive impact on economic activity given the ability users will have to do things more efficiently.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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