Orange Jordan sponsors Arab Internet and Telecom ISPs
Orange Jordan hosted the Arab Telecom and Internet ISPs Forum, held in Amman over a two-day period.
The forum discussed best methods to elevate the industry and eliminate obstacles deterring its progress. In addition to Orange Jordan, five companies participated in the event, including Central of Excellence (CEWA), Trassul, QualityNet, Terranet and SCS-NET.
The sponsorship and support provided by Orange stems from the company's commitment to encourage the activities of ISP providers, and to strengthen the role they play in driving the progress of the Arab broadband landscape. The company also seeks to bridge the digital gap between the region and the world, which in turn contributes to enhancing productivity, creating high paying jobs and spurring economic growth in the region.
Commenting on this initiative, the VP Orange Jordan/CEO of Jordan Data Communication Company Eng. Sami Smeirat said: "The ARISPA plays an active role in supporting and encouraging advanced internet solutions in the region, which contributes to the industry's growth and helps it become an active contributor to the regional GNP. This will help bridge the digital gap between the Arab World and other developed nations, which will have a lasting positive impact on socioeconomic development."
Speakers at the forum noted that ISPs contribute substantially to the development of the ICT industry, which constitutes an integral element in the economic infrastructure of any nation.
Orange Jordan plays a pivotal role in bolstering internet penetration in the Kingdom, in line with the royal vision of promoting the internet culture nationwide, and with the long-term strategy outlined by the Telecommunications Regulation Commission that seeks to boost penetration to 50 percent of the population by the year 2012. The company regularly introduces internet packages at reduced prices for governorates beyond the Capital Amman in an effort to make its services more accessible by these communities.
In addition, the company recently launched the Internet Fund project under the umbrella of its CSR strategy for 2010-2011. The fund will offer 500 public schools around the Kingdom with free broadband internet connections, in addition to organizing a series of awareness campaigns on the important role played by the internet in our life and work.