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For Jordanians, Facebook is More than Just a Fun Diversion

Facebook isn’t just a website to share videos of kittens, it’s fast becoming our window to the world. By Osama Al Sharif Social media’s sway on public opinion continues to increase in Jordan at a time when the influence of…

The 4G Fight Begins

With the recent issuance of a 4G license to Umniah, the battle for market share amongst Jordan’s big three mobile operators is set to get livelier than ever. Increased competition should prove a boon for consumers in terms faster Internet…

Venture Explains: Mobile Number Portability

What is it? Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is the ability to keep your mobile phone number when switching from one telecom operator to another. Why does it matter? MNP is particularly important for business users, many of whom find value…

Orange Jordan: Essentials 2020

Orange Jordan CEO Jean-Francois Thomas has just unveiled a far-reaching strategic plan that lays out the company’s vision for the telco sector over the coming five years, with a core focus on the customer. Through Essentials 2020, Orange Jordan aims…

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Disruption Calling

Relentless convergence continues to rattle telecom operators and their once lucrative business models. What can they do to adapt? By Zeid Nasser Telecom operators are in a curious position at the moment. They owe their very existence to the same…

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The Spy in Your Pocket

There’s yet another emerging, unpleasant side-effect to the revolution of personal gadgets: cyberstalking. By Zeid Nasser For all the convenience and pleasure a mobile phone provides, it still apparently doubles as a personal tracking device. Whether it’s in your pocket…

Going Global with Globitel

Since helping lay the foundations of Jordan’s technology industry, Globitel has steadily expanded its reach into international markets. By Elisa Oddone Starting with voicemail services in 1996, Jordanian telecom solutions provider Globitel has evolved into a regional tech leader with…

How to: Build an App Ecosystem

This article appeared in the February, 2014 edition of Venture. Mobile apps obviously hold huge business potential, but how do we get Jordan to make more? By Max Marin In the last decade, the Middle East has embraced smartphones, especially in…

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

ICT in 2014: A Year in Review

From falling telecom revenues to the roll out of fiber and 4G, 2014 has been a year of mixed blessings for Jordan’s technology sector. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Technology companies gathered at Amman’s King Hussein Business Park last month for the…