Jordan-Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband-Statistics and Analyses

Jordan-Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband-Statistics and Analyses

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Executive Summary

Jordan's mobile market well serviced by three strong players

Three major mobile network operators offer services across Jordan including Zain, Orange and Umniah, as well as an MVNO, Virgin Mobile MEA. The market is highly competitive with the three major operators all having over 30% market share each, in terms of mobile subscribers.

Mobile broadband is a key growth area for Jordan, with 4G services already on offer. By 2020 4G penetration could reach as much as 70%. Orange Jordan has seen recent growth in subscriber numbers due to the more competitive mobile broadband services it can offer as a result of 4G deployments.

The fixed broadband network is also growing and the government has been working for some time to deploy its national broadband network. Public facilities are being connected, with deployment to the Southern governates expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Work has also begun on the Northern governates.

Jordan is host to a growing number of ICT companies and has emerged as a technology start up hub for the Middle East, made possible due to a focus on ICT education and a regulatory environment conducive to ICT investment.

Jordan's thriving start up scene has underpinned Jordan's digital economy, which incorporates e-commerce, e-health, e-education and e-government. Most activity and attention is focused on the e-commerce sector given the commercial opportunities available. Tackling one of the largest impediments to e-commerce development in Jordan and the Middle East in general, the Central Bank of Jordan adopted a strategy for 2013-2017 to develop the legal framework for all e-payments systems in Jordan.

Jordan has placed a high priority on improving its government services and by January 2016 the Jordanian government was supplying 100 services electronically, with plans to launch a further 100 e-services during 2016/2017 and another 150 during 2018/2019.

The combination of a future national broadband network along with 4G LTE services and a highly competitive market will spur the overall telecoms sector on in Jordan and it is hoped that revenues for the sector will increase substantially.

Key telecom parameters 2014; 2017

Sector | 2014 | 2017

Subscribers to telecoms services (million): (e)

Broadband subscribers | 1.50 | 4.05

Fixed-line telephony | 0.37 | 0.35

Mobile phone | 11.0 | 14.7

(Source: BuddeComm based on industry data)

Key developments:

While Jordan is demonstrating positive developments towards fixed and mobile broadband development, it has some challenges including the ongoing influx of refugees from Iraq and Syria which places strain on the countries' economy, infrastructure and society in general.

Competition is allowed in all sectors of the market and is predominantly infrastructure based, although the regulatory environment is slowly improving to create a viable wholesale market.

In 2017 there was a growing discontent amongst consumer in the wake of announcements that further levies might be directed at the telecoms sector. Jordan is already considered to have one of the most highly taxed telecoms sectors in the region.

3G penetration is already over 70% in Jordan.

The second-hand smart phone market in Jordan is very strong and has enabled a broader demographic to own such devices.

Companies covered in this report include:

Jordan Telecom Group/Orange, Zain Jordan, Batelco/Umniah, Virgin Mobile MEA.

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1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

2.1 Country overview

3. Telecommunications market

3.1 Recent developments

3.2 Historical overview

3.3 Market analysis

4. Regulatory environment

4.1 Historic overview

4.1.1 Telecommunications Law 1995

4.1.2 Telecommunications Law 2002

4.2 Regulatory authority

4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

4.3.1 WiMAX licences

4.4 Privatisation

4.5 Interconnect

4.6 Access

4.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

5. Fixed-network operators

5.1 Jordan Telecom Group/JTG/Orange Jordan

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.1.1 National Telecommunication Program 1995-1999

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Broadband access market

6.3.1 Market analysis

6.3.2 Broadband and Internet statistics

6.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers

6.4.1 Scenario 1 higher growth

6.4.2 Scenario 2 lower growth

6.5 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

6.6 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)

6.7 Other fixed broadband services

6.7.1 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)

6.8 Competition issues

6.8.1 ISP market

7. Digital economy/digital media

7.1 Overview

7.2 E-Commerce

7.3 E-payment

7.4 E-education

7.5 E-health

7.6 E-government

7.7 Big Data

8. Digital Media

8.1 Videostreaming

8.2 Social networking

8.3 Online and mobile gaming

8.4 Newspaper and book publishers

9. Smart city

9.1 Smart grids

10. Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.2.1 General statistics

10.3 Mobile broadband statistics

10.4 Regulatory issues

10.4.1 Third GSM licence

10.4.2 3G licences

10.4.3 4G spectrum

10.4.4 SIM card registration

10.4.5 MTRs

10.5 Mobile infrastructure

10.5.1 Digital networks

10.5.2 Satellite mobile

10.6 IoT and M2M networks

10.7 Major mobile operators

10.7.1 Zain Jordan

10.7.2 Orange Jordan

10.7.3 Umniah

10.7.4 MVNOs

10.8 Mobile content and applications

10.8.1 m-commerce

10.8.2 m-banking (payments/loans)

10.9 Mobile handsets

11. Related reports

Table 1 Country statistics Jordan-2016

Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016

Table 3 Broadband statistics 2016

Table 4 Mobile statistics 2016

Table 5 National telecommunications authorities

Table 6 Jordan GDP and inflation 2011-2016

Table 7-Orange Jordan-profit and revenue by sector 2004-2015

Table 8 Orange Jordan-ssubscribers 2005-2015

Table 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995-2017

Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate 2015 Q1 2016

Table 11 Internet subscribers and penetration rate 1999-2016

Table 12 Internet subscribers by access method 2014-Q1 2016

Table 13 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2017; 2019; 2022

Table 14 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2017; 2019; 2022

Table 15 DSL subscribers-2001 Q1 2016

Table 16 FttH subscribers-2015 Q1 2016

Table 17-Facebook Stats for Jordan compared to other Middle Eastern countries as at August 2016

Table 18 Historic-Mobile subscribers and penetration rate-1995-2004

Table 19 Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 2016

Table 20 Mobile operators and subscribers 2015

Table 21 Major mobile operators' market share 2004 2015

Table 22 Active mobile broadband subscriptions 2010 2015

Table 23 Mobile Termination Rates 2010-2014

Table 24 Zain Jordan financial data (including ARPU) 2005 2015

Table 25 Zain Jordan prepaid/postpaid mobile subscribers 2005-2015

Table 26 Orange Jordan revenue, ARPU, and subscribers 2006-2015

Table 27 Umniah subscribers 2008-2015

Chart 1 Mobile operators' market share at a glance-2015

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