Orange Jordan has expanded its LTE-A network to areas of the southern governorates and launched fibre-to-the-building/fibre-to-the-home (FTTB/H) in the same areas, the telco announced at a press conference this week. Orange added 44 new mobile towers across the region – 14 in Aqaba, nine in Ma’an, ten in Tafileh and eleven in Karak – whilst upgrading its network to ‘4G+’ in 31 locations: Aqaba, nine; Ma’an, ten; Tafileh, six; and Karak, six. In the fixed segment, Orange claims to have increased broadband access speeds by as much as 55% by the installation of 21 new ADSL sites in the southern provinces and the expansion of its fibre footprint in the region, the latter primarily being used to serve the business sector. The operator notes that the rollout forms part of its current five-year development strategy, ‘Essentials 2020’, which aims to develop the nation’s IT sector and increase the availability and usage of internet in the Kingdom, and features investment of JOD300 million (USD422 million).
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