TRC mulls 3G tender delay

16 Dec 2008

Jordanian telecoms regulator the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) may postpone the tender to award the country’s first 3G licences, following a request by the trio of local cellcos. The head of the regulatory body, Ahmad Hiyasat, confirmed that Zain, Orange and Xpress had jointly requested a two month delay to give them more time to prepare their bids. The TRC will study the request and will come to a decision next week. The original deadline for submission of bids was set for 27 January 2009.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, the TRC has set the reserve price for a paired block of 5MHz spectrum in the 2100MHz band at JOD25 million (USD35.3 million).

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