JTG launches IPTV in Jordan
Amman, November 1, 2007
Jordan Telecom Group (JTG) has signed an agreement with Intracom Telecom to provide Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) in Jordan under the Orange brand.
With the offering of IPTV, JTG reaffirms its position as a pioneer in offering innovative services to the region, said a statement.
Orange IPTV will be offered throughIntracom Telecom's award-winning fs|cdn IPTV platform over JTG’s ADSL network. In addition to high-quality Broadcast TV and Video on Demand, a host of new interactive services such as personal recording, chatting and e-mail notifications will introduce an unparalleled, personalized TV experience. The offering will feature premium Arabic and international content.
“We are proud of contributing towards the fulfillment of HM King Abdullah’s II vision, to make Jordan a technological hub in the region. With Orange IPTV, we are bringing Jordan a service that is very popular in Europe and the World enhancing the modern lifestyle and recreational needs of Jordanian customers,” said Mickael Ghossein, CEO of JTG.
“Through a highly secured, conditionally accessed infrastructure, Orange IPTV service meets quality, preference, ubiquity, mobility, and personalisation, offering its customers a unique interactive experience with content of their choice. With future demands of EDTV and HDTV, we are building today what will be needed tomorrow,” said Tamouh Khauli, vice-president and CEO, innovations and corporate solutions of JTG.
Alexandros Manos, managing director of Intracom Telecom stated: “We are very excited about this project which apart from solidifying our cooperation with JTG, serves as a benchmark for the whole Middle East, paving the way for telecom operators to deliver new, value-creating services to their customers.”
“We are honoured to be part of this visionary project, which will enable the Jordanian public to experience truly integrated IPTV services”, said Tareq Abu Sharar, CEO of Intracom Jordan.
IPTV subscribers can also benefit from the leading Arabic WorldCall Service offered by Orange ICI. This innovative solution will expedite the concept of Internet over TV where someone can view IPTV and connect to the Internet using his TV set by utilizing an inexpensive gadget connected to the TV with a wireless keyboard and mouse. -TradeArabia News Service