Orange against introduction of new cellco

17 Dec 2012

The CEO of Orange Jordan, Jean-Francois Thomas has criticised the government’s plans to introduce a fourth operator to the wireless market, saying that the level of competition in the sector is already high and that additional players will have a negative impact on the space, the Jordan Times reports. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) announced earlier this month its plans to auction additional frequencies in the 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz and 2600MHz bands, noting that the sale would open the opportunity for a new operator to enter the market. Thomas was quoted by the paper as saying: ‘Unfortunately, we all know that the government is facing difficult financial conditions and may want to sell another licence and get cash, but this is a short-term solution and a long-term nonsense.’

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