According to the Jordan Times, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has awarded Orange a 3G licence. The move comes just two months after the watchdog rejected the company’s application for a next generation concession, saying that the technical offer did not meet the commission’s standards. The company resubmitted its meet and secured the licence after an offer from Zain, which asked for more incentives and exemptions, was turned down. Orange will have a period of exclusivity for 3G lasting one year, at which point other cellcos will be able to launch next generation services provided they meet the same conditions as Orange. The head of the TRC stated that Orange has obtained 10MHz of spectrum at a cost of JOD50 million (USD71 million).
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