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Number of Internet users in Jordan rises to 6.3 million

By Mohammad Ghazal - Jan 07,2016 - Last updated at Jan 07,2016

AMMAN — The number of Internet users in Jordan, including those using third and fourth generation mobile technologies, rose to 6.3 million in the third quarter of 2015 from 6.2 million in the second quarter, according to figures released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) this week.

Also on the rise was the number of Internet subscriptions in the Kingdom, which reached 2.038 million at the end of September compared to 2.029 million at the end of June.

The TRC figures indicate that the number of subscribers for mobile broadband, which is provided by third and fourth generation technologies, reached 1.706 million at the end of September compared to 1.682 million at the end of June.

The number of ADSL users fell to 221,829, from 223,435 at the end of June.

WiMax subscribers numbered 100,301 at the end of September 2015.

The TRC figures showed that mobile penetration reached 159 per cent at the end of September, with some 13.1 million active mobile subscriptions.

Recent figures from the ICT Ministry indicated that about 70 per cent of mobiles used in Jordan are smartphones.

 

Conversely, the use of landlines in the country is declining, the TRC figures indicated, with subscriptions dropping to 372,689 at the end of September, equating to a penetration rate of 4.4 per cent compared to 4.6 per cent at the end of June.

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