Orange Jordan, the sole integrated telecom operator in the Kingdom, announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of telecommunications services to operators. This step follows the selection of Ericsson to expand Orange Jordan’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) network that will bring 3G services to more areas in Jordan by expanding the coverage.
The HSPA+ expansion contract follows Ericsson’s successful deployment of Jordan’s first 3G network with Orange in October 2009. With this new agreement, Ericsson will provide Orange with the latest 3G technology; HSPA+, which will allow the operator to expand its network and cover more areas in Jordan, therefore allowing more users to benefit from the services that Orange is offering. It will also help to meet growing capacity demands as a result of increased 3G subscribers to the Orange network. With a faster 3G network through HSPA+ evolution technology, consumers will experience higher speeds and improvements in coverage, in addition to a better user experience overall.
“We are glad to be partnering with Ericsson once again to expand our 3G network in the Kingdom, Ericsson was one of our key success factors for the 3G services launch” Said Orange CEO, Nayla Khawam. “I am sure that with this latest expansion and through our partnership with Ericsson we will be able to achieve further success together to maintain the highest quality for voice and data access for our customers, and we look forward to continuing this partnership with Ericsson.”
“We are delighted to have succeeded in deploying the 3G network for Orange Jordan, and to have been awarded the expansion contract,” said Tarek Saadi, President and Head of Ericsson North Middle East. “We are committed to collaborate on the most optimized and tailored network evolution path with our customers, creating valuable solutions and technologies to help them achieve their potential, and we look forward to further cooperation with Orange in the future. ”
Orange Jordan was the leading telecom company in launching the 3G service in the Kingdom in March 2010, giving its customers, from corporate and residential, the chance to benefit from the latest voice and data services and solutions. In the last period, Orange Jordan launched a wide range of advanced services, such as Mobile TV HD as well as others.
Ericsson has been the sole supplier for Orange’s telecommunication network requirements for the past 11 years, having built their initial GSM network and their 3G network. The successful partnership now continues with the expansion of the operator’s 3G network and the roll-out is scheduled to begin by the end of the month.