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Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  • May 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 39 pages

Positive environment for Jordan's mobile and broadband markets


Jordan has a very progressive telecoms market and in 2015 mobile broadband took a further step when 4G LTE services became available. Zain Jordan was the first operator to be awarded a 4G license and has installed over 1000 sites. Orange Jordan also plans to offer 4G services in mid 2015 after being awarded a license in January.


Despite being halted a few times for financial reasons; Jordan's National Broadband Network (NBN) appears to be underway again due to funding from the Gulf Cooperation Council and a tender process which will see operators committed to completing the project in two years. Currently around 35% of the NBN is thought to be deployed.


The combination of a potentially robust national broadband network and the new 4G LTE services provides a positive environment in Jordan for telecoms growth. Smartphone uptake remains strong with an affordable second-hand market ensuring the devices are reaching a large demographic.
With mobile voice revenue growth less likely in this maturing market; the launch of 3G/HSPA networks has underpinned dramatic growth in mobile broadband. Jordan's mobile broadband sector has around 2.3 million active subscribers in 2015 and this in turn is stimulating the growth of mobile apps, especially those based on messaging and social networking.


Competition in the mobile market is intense, and mobile penetration levels have surpassed 100% although multiple SIM card ownership is common. The introduction of higher mobile taxes in the past couple of years did not please Jordan's major operators, which include Zain Jordan, Orange Jordan and Umniah and this change has been partly blamed for the declining revenues reported in 2013 and again in 2014.


Key telecom parameters 2012; 2015
Sector | 2012 | 2015
Subscribers to telecoms services (million):
Broadband | 0.8 | 1.2
Fixed-line density | 0.6 | 0.5
Mobile phone | 9.2 | 11.5
(Source: BuddeComm)


Companies covered in this report include:


Jordan Telecom Group/Orange, Zain Jordan, Batelco/Umniah, Gonabit, MarkaVIP, Maktoob Group, Jabbar Internet Group, Jeeran, Sallaty, TE Data, Virgin Mobile MEA.
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;
Infrastructure;
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.

Table Of Contents

Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Jordan's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.1.1 Telecommunications Law 1995
4.1.2 Telecommunications Law 2002
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Jordan
4.3.1 WiMAX licences
4.4 Privatisation
4.5 Interconnect
4.6 Carrier preselection
4.7 Access
5. Fixed-network operators in Jordan
5.1 Jordan Telecom Group/JTG/Orange Jordan
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 National Telecommunication Program 1995-1999
6.2 International infrastructure
6.3 Broadband access market
6.4 Overview
6.4.1 Internet and broadband statistics
6.5 Broadband subscriber forecasts
6.5.1 Scenario 1 higher growth
6.5.2 Scenario 2 lower growth
6.6 ISP market
6.6.1 Orange Internet
6.6.2 Umniah/Batelco Jordan
6.6.3 TE Data
6.7 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6.8 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
6.9 Wireless (fixed) broadband
6.9.1 WiFi
6.9.2 WiMAX
7. Digital economy/digital media
7.1 Overview
7.2 E-Commerce/M-Commerce
7.2.1 Gonabit
7.2.2 MarkaVIP
7.2.3 Maktoob Group
7.2.4 Jabbar Internet Group
7.2.5 Jeeran
7.2.6 Opensooq
7.2.7 Sallaty
7.3 E-payment
7.4 E-education
7.5 E-health
7.6 E-government
8. Digital Media
8.1 Social networking
8.2 Online and mobile gaming
9. Smart city
9.1 Smart grids
9.2 Internet of Things (IoT)
10. Digital broadcasting
10.1 Broadcasting market overview
10.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
10.3 Video-on-Demand (VoD)/video streaming
11. Mobile communications
11.1 Overview of Jordan's mobile market
11.1.1 Satellite mobile
11.1.2 Mobile statistics
11.2 Regulatory issues
11.2.1 Third GSM licence
11.2.2 3G licences
11.2.3 4G spectrum
11.2.4 SIM card registration
11.2.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
11.3 Mobile technologies
11.3.1 GSM
11.3.2 Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN)
11.3.3 3G / HSPA
11.3.4 4G/ Long Term Evolution (LTE)
11.4 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
11.4.1 Zain Jordan
11.4.2 Orange Jordan
11.4.3 Umniah
11.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
11.6 Mobile messaging
11.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS) / Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
11.7 Mobile Broadband
11.8 Mobile content and applications
11.8.1 Mobile payments / Mobile banking
11.8.2 Mobile apps
12. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Jordan 2015
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2015
Table 3 Internet user and subscriber statistics 2015
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2015
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 GDP growth and inflation 2006 - 2015
Table 7 Jordan Telecom Group profit and revenue by sector 2004 - 2013
Table 8 Jordan Telecom Group divisional subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2015
Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2015
Table 11 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2015
Table 12 Internet subscribers by access method 2009 2014
Table 13 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2016; 2018; 2022
Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2016; 2018; 2022
Table 15 DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2014
Table 16 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 17 Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2015
Table 18 Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change 2014
Table 19 Mobile operators' market share 2004 2014
Table 20 Mobile Termination Rates 2010 - 2014
Table 21 Zain Jordan financial data (including ARPU) 2005 - 2014
Table 22 Zain Jordan prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 23 Orange Jordan revenue, ARPU, and subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 24 Umniah subscribers 2008 - 2014
Table 25 Active mobile broadband subscriptions 2010 - 2015
Chart 1 Jordan fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2003 2015
Chart 2 Mobile operators' market share at a glance - 2014

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