Jordan ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Jordan 2016

Technological transformation and supportive state policies have led to 15 years of rapid growth in the kingdom’s ICT sector, now among the largest in its economy. Liberalisation in the 1990s and early 2000s made its telecoms industry one of the most open in the MENA region, but in recent years both telecoms and IT growth have suffered as a result of slowing macroeconomic growth, weakening...

Despite high levels of government debt and the costs associated with hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, Jordan’s economy has continued to demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of ongoing regional instability. A raft of far-reaching reforms introduced in 2016, along with newly brokered international agreements, should help the kingdom continue along its slow but steady growth path in the years ahead. 

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A recently launched roadmap for the development of Jordan’s ICT sector aims to attract capital inflows on the back of recent government moves to reduce the tax burden on companies operating in the industry.

Despite high levels of government debt and the costs associated with hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees, Jordan’s economy has continued to demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of ongoing regional instability. A raft of far-reaching reforms introduced in 2016, along with newly brokered international agreements, should help the kingdom continue along its slow but steady growth path in the years ahead. 

 

Technological transformation and supportive state policies have led to 15 years of rapid growth in the kingdom’s ICT sector, now among the largest in its economy. Liberalisation in the 1990s and early 2000s made its telecoms industry one of the most open in the MENA region, but in recent years both telecoms and IT growth have suffered as a...

 

How is strategy being developed to guarantee data protection and advance cybersecurity?

 

Jordan’s start-up sector is poised for major growth in the coming years, with the kingdom standing as one of the largest and most dynamic tech hubs in the MENA region, supported by government policy and, increasingly, private sector investment into tech entrepreneurship.

 

With Jordan’s telecoms market keeping with global trends in its shift from a voice- to data-centric service model, 4G/long-term evolution (LTE) services are set to underpin expansion in the highly competitive sector. Jordanian consumers have welcomed the news of Zain Jordan’s 4G/LTE commercial launch, with Zain standing as the first operator...