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Jordan Telecom Group reduces IP connectivity prices up to 52%

Jordan: Monday, June 30 - 2008 @ 08:30

The press conference, which was held at the InterContinental Hotel, was headed by JTG CEO Mr. Mickael Ghossein, JTG Vice President Mr. Francoise De Loynes, Wholesale CEO Mr. Clement Charron and Mrs. Wesal Balasmeh, Wholesale Marketing Director, in addition to representatives from TRC and Arab Advisors Group.

“We aim at playing an effective role in fulfilling his Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision in increasing the penetration of the internet usage in the Kingdom as well as making Jordan a regional ICT hub. This move also comes in line with the global trend in decreasing the cost of providing services to internet service providers (ISPs) consequently benefiting customers and end users,“ said Mr. Ghossein.

The IP connectivity represents a significant part of any ISPs costs. According to Ghossein, the total reduction of IP fees reached 53% during the year 2007, showing an evident commitment from JTG to raise the rate of internet penetration rate in the Kingdom. The current decrease amounts to 21% on average for the Jordanian Internet service providers.

For her part Mrs. Balasmeh said: “At JTG we focus on providing high quality IP connectivity service in order to offer fast and reliable access to the World Wide Web; for this reason we are connected to a number of leading suppliers operating in Europe and the USA”.

Mrs. Balasmeh went on saying that the connectivity provided by JTG is established via three different cable systems in order to prevent interruptions in the service.

“The Group is connected to the internet in Europe and North America through three physically separated routes guaranteeing higher levels of availability and service continuity in addition to avoiding isolation when having a problem in one of the routes as well as decreasing the congestion in exceptional circumstances.”

She pointed out that the monthly prices have been reduced from 240 JD/MB to 191 JD/MB.

“Through our strategic partnership with France Telecom, the majority shareholder of the Group’s shares, and the good relationship we have with our international suppliers, we will consistently provide services and offers of good quality and prices to the market and thus contribute in enhancing and moving the ICT sector forward,” concluded Mr. Ghossein.

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