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 Wednesday, 30 March 2011

­Orange Jordan says that its 3G subscriber base has reached 300,000 customers and it expects to triple the number by the end of this year, despite the breaking of its 3G monopoly last month by Zain. Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) Chief Executive Officer Nayla Khawam told local media that the mobile network operator will shortly start expanding coverage of the 3G services to cover all populated areas in the Kingdom.

Orange launched its 3G services in March last year, while Zain launched its services this month after building out its network over the past year.

"By the end of 2011, we expect the number of 3G services users on our network to hit one million, especially after we provided high speed broadband internet in the market," Khawam said. "As times passes people will become more aware of the 3G service, which is an important turning point in making visual phone calls, sending and receiving multimedia messages, providing fast and efficient wireless Internet connection, in addition to providing better audio coverage," she said.

According to the Mobile World analysts, the mobile network ended last year with 2.15 million customers, so the 3G base is roughly 14% of the total.

Source: Cellular News