Jordan opens up fixed line telephony

Jordan's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has opened up the kingdom's fixed telecommunications market for 26 existing licensees as part of its liberalisation initiative.

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By  David Robinson Published  April 28, 2005

Jordan's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has opened up the kingdom's fixed telecommunications market for 26 existing licensees as part of its liberalisation initiative. For the first time all operators have been allowed to provide fixed voice services, including international services, to customers throughout Jordan. The commission has asked the existing telecom operators to move to a new licensing regime that will free them from existing constraints. This step will allow them to offer many new services to the Jordanian public, using any technology that they consider appropriate, subject to certain technical limitations. The commission's CEO Muna Nijem said: "This action coupled with the licensing of wholly new entrants to the sector, means that consumers and businesses will have a wider choice of providers and services and can expect lower prices. The opening of the market is being undertaken in the context of a new licensing framework that is consistent with the highest international standards of fairness and transparency."

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