In 1995, Zain Jordan revolutionized telecommunications in Jordan by introducing GSM mobile services into the country. Zain quickly became the foremost telecom company in Jordan, a position that it kept to this day through a far sighted policy of investment in adopting cutting edge technology to provide state-of-the-art services to customers.
Since its inception, Zain Jordan has tallied subscriber growth at an exceptional rate, with the number of subscribers around 5.903 million in the Kingdom. Through about 6325 cell sites, Zain covers the entire populated area of Jordan.
Aiming at maintaining its leading position in the market, Zain acquired in 2014 the license to provide the Fourth Generation services “LTE” for the first time in the Kingdom, whereby these services provide up to 150 Mb per second. Zain launched LTE services to include all the governorates of the Kingdom in the first quarter of 2015; and back in 2011, Zain launched high-speed Zain Broadband services through modern HSPA+ technology across all Jordanian governorates upon its launch.
Zain Jordan pioneered Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), by launching and supporting various national initiatives that go beyond developing the telecom sector, as Zain is considered the main supporter for several sectors including Education, Youth, Health, Sports, Environment and Philanthropy. Zain is also considered as one of the Jordanian economy pillars as it embraces around one thousand employees and provides thousands of indirect job opportunities; and it was the operator of choice for more than 5.903 million Jordanian customers.
Aiming at supporting the entrepreneurship realm in Jordan, Zain inaugurated Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), in November 2014. It is the first of its kind across the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where Zain provides Jordanian entrepreneurs and startups with all the requirements to develop and to transform their creative and innovative ideas into productive projects that shall be marketed locally, regionally and globally. Located at King Hussein Business Park, ZINC is equipped with the latest technology and facilities and services, in addition to providing consulting and guidance, and the opportunity to access a network of nearly 70 strategic partners, representing world’s leading technology corporates, businesses and startups, and companies interested in embracing creative ideas from various sectors.
It is worth mentioning that Zain Group acquired Zain Jordan, in January 2003, in what was considered the largest single acquisition in the Middle East region, and the largest private sector investment in Jordan.
• First GSM operator in Jordan, established 1994.
• First operator in Jordan of offer nationwide HSPA+ service in 2011.
• First operator to provide a true Fiber To The Home (FTTH) connection in 2014.
• First operator in Jordan to introduce and launch 4G\ LTE technology across all the kingdom’s governorates in 2015.