Jordan is a sovereign Arab State located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine, Jordan has a population of over 6.7 million and the country is landlocked, apart from a short shoreline with the Red Sea. Amman is the most populous city, and this and other major urban centres are located in the north west of Jordan due to its fertile soils and rainfall. The country is a land of contrasting habitats, landscapes and environments from the very arid to the very fertile. The country’s location in the Holy Land makes it an attractive destination for pilgrimages and its archaeological sites, such as Petra, pull in the tourists.
Stability and Growth
Jordan can boast a growing and well diversified economy with trade and finance, transportation and communications, public utilities, construction and mining all sectors of great importance. Tourism has also been a critical sector to the economy and is recovering after recent years of unrest. The government is introducing initiatives that will help to drive the use of ICTs across the country and is deploying a national broadband network that will enable it to offer a wide range of services such as e-commerce, e-health, e-education and e-government. ICT companies are also settling in the country, which has an entrepreneurial spirit.
At present, 76% of Jordanians are on the Internet, but the majority of those are using mobile broadband services and this is only set to grow as the rollout of 4G throughout the country continues. The amount of mobile subscribers grew to a penetration level of 147% in 2015, according to a report by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. But with rollout of 4G services continuing across the country, satellite-based VSAT solutions could have a significant role to play in terms of expanding 4G to untapped areas of the country.
With the majority of the Jordanian population located in the north west of the country, there are pockets of people scattered in outlying areas that can be very difficult to reach for Mobile Network Operators, of which there are three major players in the market. Construction of cell towers in rural areas can often be problematic and simply not cost-effective for operators that still need to tap into rural users and increase their subscriber base whilst delivering comprehensive mobile broadband services to those that currently do not have access.
Reliable Satellite Solutions for Remote Areas
With mobile broadband spearheading the revolution in data connectivity in Jordan, MNOs can turn to BusinessCom Networks for a rapidly deployed, cost-effective and reliable rural 4G solution. BusinessCom can take the lead and the pressure off MNOs that are struggling to reach rural subscribers using its turn-key, fully managed solution. This not only offers a fast expansion of services, but a quick return on investment that is compatible with all mobile phones and offers easy integration into the existing network. This way, there is a simple means of delivering the ambitious broadband goals so sought after by the government to rural communities, and the ability to offer an affordable solution that will fulfil a plethora of digital needs, enabling easy access to e-services that can improve living standards. Our expertise in the Middle East region and our reliable and knowledgeable team can enable you to expand your network organically and successfully.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Jordan are:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA
- Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
- Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
- Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
- Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
- Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
- Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform