Minister of Communications & IT Visits Beecell

Published November 18th, 2009 - 02:25 GMT

The Minister of Communications & IT, Eng. Basem Al Rosan had recently paid a visit to Beecell  for mobile content and value added services during which he was briefed on the company's activities and toured the facilities.

Impressed by the company's achievements and pioneering role, the Minister   said, "The Jordanian market needs such a promising industry which testifies that although we are not blessed with a natural wealth, we still enjoy such energetic and creative minds of our young society which is constantly keeping pace with the state of the art and accelerating developments in the world of communication and IT. I call on all concerned firms to work together to come up with ideas that serve the citizens and the related trade, and eventually enhance the economical growth".

Attending the meeting were: Head of the Information Technology Association of Jordan (Intaj), Abdel Majid Shamlawi, Manager of Investment Unit in Ministry of Communication, Nedal Qanadilo, Manager of Electronic Initiations Unit in Ministry of Communications, Sawsan Al Dalaq, CEO of Beecell, Bashar Hantouli, member of the board of Beecell, Mu'ayad Al Dabbas, Head of Business Development Department, Hani Thalji, and the Chief Technoogy Officer at Beecell, Aiman Ziq.  


This visit was made upon the initiative of the Ministry of Communication & IT and the Information Technology Association of Jordan (Intaj), during which cooperation and coordination methods between the concerned agencies were discussed to promote and support such industry and the challenges and obstacles facing it. The concerned agencies expressed their readiness to cooperate and help develop this sector in light of its importance in the short and long run.
Commenting on the importance of companies providing mobile content services in the region and the whole world, Eng. Al Rosan, referred to a study, recently conducted, indicating that 80% of the mobile users prefer receiving interactive services of the electronic government for their promptness and high quality; therefore, mobile operator companies shall have to cooperate with mobile content providers to be able to meet the needs of a sizeable and mounting number of users.

On his part, Bashar Hantouli expressed his pleasure with this highly appreciated visit which reflects the interest of the Ministry of Communications & IT and the concerned agencies in the mobile content industry and in the necessity for cooperation between the public and private sectors. He also said, "We are proud of this visit which obviously expresses the interest of all sides in the importance of solidarity among all operators of this vital industry, which is bound to raise the level of achievement to more advanced frontiers. We hope to promote the public awareness towards this domain and to encourage users to read or listen to content on mobile phones, which can be really exciting. We are currently working on increasing our mobile content offerings and interactivity solutions in order to meet different user demands and needs."

By the end of the visit, all attendants stressed the necessity to capitalize on the energy and potential of the youth, cooperate with the universities to head hunt the talented students, and eventually train them to gain new experiences that should qualify them to major in mobile content.

Beecell is currently connected to 30 mobile operators in the Middle East and North Africa, and has access to over 90 million GSM subscribers, giving mobile users the opportunity to enjoy a wide gallery of Arabic, English and French language content.  

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