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 Tuesday, March 15, 2011

After some controversy earlier this year over the legality of their 3G license, Zain Jordan has finally launched its HSPA enabled 3G network in the country, breaking the monopoly held by Orange Jordan.

Zain's Network Department Director Youssef Abu Mutawe said: "Zain had set aside JD 120 million to invest prior to launching the HSPA+ technology. Today, the Zain network is able to offer high speed internet services which can reach up to 21 Mbps during phase one, and up to 42 Mbps in the near future."

"The new network will cover around 97% of Jordan's populated area. Providing the service with equal quality in all governorates is an unprecedented phenomenon and contributes to the overall efforts that aim to provide internet penetration in the whole of Jordan."

Mutawe added that the number of HSPA+ stations reached 1000, covering the whole kingdom as well as the main highways.

Source: Cellular News

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