|Cable & Wirless and Equant battle it out in Jordan
|Batelco-Jordan\'s new service, to be launched on June 20, will essentially aim at serving the multi-national corporations, banks and financial institutions, electronic and IT firms as well as media and advertising agencies.|
JORDAN (Star) - Batelco Jordan\'s new venture into global IP and datacomm services pushes Jordan\'s global datacomm services closer to a competitive arena.
The US$ 141,000 investment will make Batelco Jordan the third provider of global frame relay services in Jordan, after Global One-Jordan and Middle East Communications (MEC), Equant\'s partner in Jordan.
A report by Arab Advisors provides an analysis of the implications of this new node on the datacomm market in Jordan. \"Batelco Jordan, in conjunction with Cable & Wireless, technically completed the installation of a datacomm node in mid-April to provide two new global IP and datacomm services Jordan, Global Managed Private Line service and Global Frame Relay service,\" says Sarah Alalul, an Arab Advisors analyst.
With Batelco Jordan\'s datacomm node in Amman, Equant now faces competition from its global rival Cable and Wireless in the small Jordanian market. Equant is in the market through its partnerships with Global One-Jordan and MEC.
\"This venture not only makes Jordan\'s datacomm market more competitive, but also gives the two leading ISPs, Global One Jordan and Batelco-Jordan an alternative revenue generator from current basic Internet services such as dial-up, leased lines, and ADSL,\" she added.
Batelco-Jordan\'s new service, to be launched on June 20, will essentially aim at serving the multi-national corporations, banks and financial institutions, electronic and IT firms as well as media and advertising agencies.
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