Strategy to enhance ICT sector in Jordan

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Public and private sector leaders of the ICT industry in Jordan has launched a four year strategy to help revive the sector and enhance its competitiveness.

The National ICT Strategy, the outcome of joint efforts by the Information Technology Association of Jordan (int@j), the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC). The strategy seeks to increase the number of people who use the Internet up to 50 per cent from the current 11 per cent. It also increases employment in the sector to reach 35,000 jobs from 16,000 jobs. In addition, it aims to double the current US$ 1.5 billion revenues by the year 2011, according to int@j CEO Sabri Tabbaa.

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