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.