TRC issues licence to new Umniah/JEPCO fibre JV

8 Oct 2019

Sector watchdog the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has granted an operating licence to Jordan Advanced Fibre Optic Company, a 51/49 joint venture of utility firm Jorden Electric Power Company (JEPCO) and Umniah, the Jordanian arm of Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco). TRC Chairman Dr Ghazi Al-Jabour noted that the company would install a fibre network in areas served by JEPCO with a view to providing wholesale broadband services as well as linking components of the company’s energy network. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the joint venture aims to roll out fibre infrastructure to connect around 1.4 million homes and business in Amman.

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