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Infrastructure and Communications

Modern Infrastructure and Globally Connected Country

Our infrastructure is set up for people, goods and ideas. Jordan’s modern infrastructure helps businesses navigate the world more quickly and comfortably, and move their products and services into markets with ease.

Transportation 2007
Railway 620 km
Highway (2005) 80,000 km2
Seaway Capacity 21 m tons
Total Airports(8) Civil Airports include: Queen Alia International Airport, Makra Airport, Aqaba King Hussein International Airport
Runway Length(s) majority of them having runways longer than 2400 meters
Aircraft Passengers (2007) 4.1 m.
Source: Ministry of Public Works and Housing; Civil Aviation Authority

  • 55 directly served destinations and 700 served by alliance airlines.
  • Expanding airport to serve 9 millions passengers.
  • Multi-million dollar investment toward upgrading the cargo terminal at Queen Alia Airport
  • Deep-water harbor of Aqaba, port offers facilities for general cargo, containerized cargo and specialized cargo.
  • International standards Aqaba Container terminal managed by APM terminals.
  • Railway master plan to develop an extensive rail network.

Telecommunication Capacity 2007
Number of Mobile subscribers 4.34 m. (78% penetration)
Number of Fixed Line Subscribers 614,000
Number of Internet Users 796,900 Sept (07) 14.8% according to ITU
Number of Postal Services Offices 356
Source: Ministry of Public Works and Housing; Civil Aviation Authority

  • Deregulated telecommunication market since 2005
  • Mobile penetration rate of 78%
  • 100% Access to Internet
  • Massive growth of broadband and wireless networks
  • Tech-savvy population
  • High ranks in environment, readiness and usage of technology, 47/127 according to Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008.

According to the Networked Readiness Index 2006–2007 rankings (WEF Report), Jordan scored 57 Jordan 3.74, which comes 5th place in comparison to Arab Countries.

Jordan has one of the most open telecommunications markets in the Middle East and an independent regulator. The fixed-line market was liberalized on January 1st of 2005 with the market open to full competition. Since 1996, internet penetration has increased every year. Between 2000-2005, the user base grew by more than 300%. The deepening pool of users will increase the number of regular users, increasing the customer base for goods and services either sourced or delivered online.

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