The CEOs of Jordan’s trio of wireless providers have spoken out against the high level of taxation on the sector during the keynote panel discussion at the Arab Advisors’ Convergence Summit, CommsMEA writes. The heads of Orange Jordan, Zain Jordan and Umniah criticised the government’s policy on taxation, with the CEO of Orange Jordan noting: ‘As we do long-term investments in our networks we expect the government to have long-term vision in its taxation policy.’ Meanwhile, Ihab Hinnawi, CEO of Umniah argued that over-taxation was deterring investment in the market. The talks centred on taxation and followed the publication of a survey by Arab Advisors of wireless tariffs in 19 Arab countries, which found that Jordan had the second most heavily taxed mobile sector in the Arab world, behind Sudan.
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