Orange Jordan has asked the Jordanian telecoms regulator, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), for an extension on the launch of its 3G network, originally expected to launch in February next year. The company’s CFO Rasian Diranieh said he did not expect the network to be launched in the first quarter of the year because of delays in receiving the requisite frequencies. The TRC has dismissed Orange’s claims, saying that 3G frequencies in all areas where Orange planned to launch have been released. According to the terms of Orange’s concession, competition will be introduced one year after launch.
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