Jordan mulls tender for broadband network

Ministry considers process to build national broadband network
Jordan is assessing ways to develop a national broadband network.
Jordan is assessing ways to develop a national broadband network.

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Jordan’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) said that it may launch a tender process to find a suitable company to deploy a National Broadband Network if the country’s telecom operators fail to partner with the government to instigate the project.

The MoICT said on Wednesday said it was waiting for responses from the country’s telecom operators whether they are willing to go into partnership with the government to complete the National Broadband Network project, the Jordan Times reported.

“If none of the Kingdom’s telecom operators show an interest in completing the project, the ministry will float a tender in February to complete a new phase of the project at a cost of JD30 million,” Hatem Halawani, Jordan’s minister of ICT, told The Jordan Times.

He added that the the National Electric Power Company had already showed an interest in using its infrastructure to implement the project.
 

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