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Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

An important showcase of the Middle East's emerging ICT sector, Jordan boasts a a burgeoning technology start up industry and a modern liberalised telecoms market.

Privatised incumbent Jordan Telecom Group is majority owned by France Telecom and operates as Orange Jordan. Despite liberalisation Jordan Telecom Group maintains a stronghold on the fixed market. Competition is strongest in the broadband and mobile markets, based predominantly on infrastructure.

Jordan's broadband market is served by a number of technology platforms including DSL, FttX, WiMAX, leased line and mobile. Jordan recently announced plans to revive its National Broadband Network after construction was halted due to lack of funds. WiMAX makes up a significant proportion of total fixed broadband subscriptions although its long term prospects are questionable given the growing popularity of mobile broadband.

Jordan has emerged as a regional tech start up hub due to an ICT focused education system, low start up costs and business-friendly government. Its growing reputation is increasingly attracting international capital eager to tap into the region's underserved growing online market. Due to country's small market, most start ups in Jordan either focus exclusively on or grow with the expectation of expanding into the wealthy markets of the Middle East's Gulf Region.

Jordan's thriving start up scene has in turn, underpinned Jordan's digital economy, which incorporates e-commerce, e-health, e-education and e-government. Most activity and attention is focused on the e-commerce sector given the commercial opportunities available. Tackling one of the largest impediments to e-commerce development in Jordan and the Middle East in general, the Central Bank of Jordan's has adopted a strategy for 2013 - 2017 to develop the legal framework and infrastructure for all e-payments systems in Jordan.

Three network operators compete in the mobile market, which made up predominantly of prepaid users. All three have launched HSPA+ networks, which is underpinning mobile broadband growth. The potential for large scale mobile Internet penetration due to competition has captured the attention of Jordan's technology start up companies, with many developing apps to target the higher spending demographic traditionally associated with Mobile Internet early adopters. Jordan's initiative to develop an e-payment infrastructure coincides with a rollout of Near Field Communications (NFC) mobile payment terminals across Jordan by MasterCard and a number of partners.

Key telecom parameters – 2012; 2014
Sector | 2012 | 2014

Subscribers to telecoms services (million):

Broadband | 0.8 | 1.7
Fixed-line telephony | 0.6 | 0.5
Mobile phone | 9.2 | 10.8
(Source: BuddeComm)

Companies covered in this report include:

Jordan Telecom Group, Orange Internet, TE Data, Gonabit, MarkaVIP, Maktoob Group, Jabbar Internet Group, Jeeran, Sallaty, Xpress Telecommunications, Zain Jordan, FRiENDi, Virgin Mobile

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Jordan's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Subjects include:

Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
Facts, figures and statistics;
Industry and regulatory issues;
Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU
Internet, IPTV;
Mobile voice and data markets;
Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
Convergence and digital media;
Broadband subscriber forecasts to 2022;

1. Executive summary
2. Executive summary
3. Key statistics
3.1 Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Jordan's telecom market
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Background
5.1.1 Telecommunications Law 1995
5.1.2 Telecommunications Law 2002
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Jordan
5.3.1 WiMAX licences
5.4 Privatisation
5.5 Interconnect
5.6 Carrier preselection
5.7 Access
6. Fixed-network operators in Jordan
6.1 Jordan Telecom Group/JTG/Orange Jordan
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 National Telecommunication Program 1995-1999
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Broadband access market
7.4 Overview
7.4.1 Internet and broadband statistics
7.5 Broadband subscriber forecasts
7.5.1 Scenario 1 higher growth
7.5.2 Scenario 2 lower growth
7.6 ISP market
7.6.1 Orange Internet
7.6.2 Umniah/Batelco Jordan
7.6.3 TE Data
7.7 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.8 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
7.9 Wireless (fixed) broadband
7.9.1 WiFi
7.9.2 WiMAX
8. Digital economy/digital media
8.1 Overview
8.2 E-Commerce
8.2.1 Gonabit
8.2.2 MarkaVIP
8.2.3 Maktoob Group
8.2.4 Jabbar Internet Group
8.2.5 Jeeran
8.2.6 Sallaty
8.3 E-payment
8.4 E-education
8.5 E-health
8.6 E-government
8.7 Smart grids
9. Digital broadcasting
9.1 Broadcasting market overview
9.1.1 Jordan Media City (JMC)
9.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
9.3 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of Jordan's mobile market
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Regulatory issues
10.2.1 Third GSM licence
10.2.2 MVNOs
10.2.3 3G licences
10.2.4 4G spectrum
10.2.5 SIM card registration
10.2.6 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
10.3 Mobile technologies
10.3.1 GSM
10.3.2 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
10.3.3 3G / HSPA
10.3.4 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
10.4 Major mobile operators
10.4.1 Jordan Mobile Telephone Services/Zain Jordan
10.4.2 Orange
10.4.3 XPress Telecommunications
10.4.4 Umniah
10.4.5 MVNOs
10.5 Mobile voice services
10.5.1 Prepaid
10.5.2 Satellite mobile
10.6 Mobile messaging
10.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
10.7 Mobile Broadband
10.8 Mobile content and applications
10.8.1 Mobile payments / Mobile banking
11. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Jordan 2012
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013
Table 3 Broadband user and subscriber statistics 2013
Table 4 Mobile statistics January 2013
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 GDP growth and inflation 2006 - 2014
Table 7 Jordan Telecom Group profit and revenue by sector 2004 - 2012
Table 8 Jordan Telecom Group divisional subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2014
Table 10 International Internet bandwidth 2002 - 2011
Table 11 Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2013
Table 12 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2014
Table 13 Internet subscribers by access method 2009 2012
Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2013; 2017; 2022
Table 15 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2013; 2017; 2022
Table 16 DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2013
Table 17 Wi-tribe Jordan ARPU 2012
Table 18 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 - 2014
Table 19 Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change December 2012
Table 20 Mobile operators' market share 2004 - 2012
Table 21 Mobile Termination Rates 2010 - 2014
Table 22 Zain Jordan ARPU, revenue, EBITDA and CAPEX 2005 - 2012
Table 23 Zain Jordan Active Subscribers 2006 - 2012
Table 24 Orange Jordan Subscribers & ARPU 2010 - 2012
Table 25 Zain Jordan prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2005 - 2012
Table 26 Zain Total daily data volume 2010 - 2012
Chart 1 Jordan fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2003 - 2012
Chart 2 Internet subscribers and users 2002 - 2013

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