Members' Press Releases

 

Orange Jordan always strives to provide the best for its employees, focusing on improving its workforce and enhancing its role as a company that strives to be a digital model that cares about people, not only focusing on customers and members Orange Jordan has recently received the "Top Employer Award” for 2018 in the Kingdom for the third consecutive year from the global Top Employer Institute. Orange Jordan was selected from among many reputable companies and institutions noting that the Top Employer Institute is one of best accredited institutes in the world specializing in recognizing excellence of employers in regard to creating a positive work environment.

According to Orange Jordan, the certificate reflects company’s efforts to implement the best Human Resource practices and policies including talent management, leadership, training and development, and other career related and strategic initiatives that contribute to improving the internal work environment.

Moreover, Orange Jordan has recently received the European International Standard for Gender Equality (GEEIS) for the first time, achieving an exceptional grade; three out of four until 2020, in this important international standard. This certificate reflects company's commitment to applying the principle of gender equality in regard to payment scale, professional diversity and access to managerial positions.of the community, but also on employees whom the company always seeks to enrich their experience, which reflects positively on the customer, falling in line with the company’s five year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020”.


Orange Jordan enhances its network in the southern governorates to provide advanced 4G+, Fiber services

As part of its network enhancement in different governorates across the Kingdom, Orange Jordan’s CEO Jérôme Hénique announced the company's rollout of the advanced 4G+ service in different areas in the south governorates, and the launch of the revamped Home Broadband offers. The announcement was made during a press conference held in Aqaba, in the presence of Chief ITN & Wholesale Officer Waleed Al Doulat and Chief Consumer Sales Officer Samer Al-Haj, along with a number of executives from Orange Jordan, and media representatives.

During the press conference Hénique stated that the rollout of the advanced 4G+ for mobile service and the launch of the revamped broadband offers came this year as part of Orange Jordan’s overall network plan enhancement in different cities and governorates across the Kingdom. This step stems from the company’s continuous efforts to remain the provider of the strongest internet for mobile and home, which will result in the best customer experience, through providing high-quality telecommunication and internet services, while stressing the company's determination to make tangible digital progress in all regions of the Kingdom.

Hénique added: “Since the launch of our five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020” in 2015, we at Orange Jordan have made substantial investments that will reach up to JD 300 million by the year 2020, as we remain committed to the development of the ICT sector, and to the increase of internet penetration across the Kingdom. For the past few years, we have been concentrating on the development of New Generation Networks (NGNs), including, Fiber-To-The Home (FTTH), Fiber-To-The-Business (FTTB), as well as extending the coverage of 4G and 4G+ (LTE advanced Pro) networks to all areas in the Kingdom. More than JD 100 million were allocated to acquiring new frequencies from the TRC, upgrading the existing network, installing new towers across different governorates, and to the rollout of the latest version of the fourth generation network (4G+) for mobile service, hence providing customers with faster and better connectivity with the highest quality at affordable prices.

Chief ITN & Wholesale Officer at Orange Jordan, Waleed Al Doulat, offered more details about the network enhancement achievements, saying that company has recently added 44 new mobile towers in the southern governorates, with 14 sites in Aqaba, 9 sites in Ma'an, 10 sites in Tafileh, 11 sites in Karak, and more sites are still under construction.

Al Doulat also said that a new 2.6GHz frequency has been added to increase the capacity on the existing 4G network to accommodate the increasing traffic at 31 sites, including 9 sites in Aqaba, 10 sites in Ma'an, 6 sites in Tafileh and 6 sites in Karak. He also highlighted the 55% increase in speed for fixed broadband network that was achieved since the installation of 21 new ADSL sites in the southern governorates to improve the ADSL network. He explained that a new 4 areas are being covered now with fiber (FTTB) service to provide the latest technologies and internet service for the business segment

Chief Consumer Sales Officer Samer Al-Haj presented all the special offers and packages designed to complement the network enhancement, including Orange 7 and above, as well as the “Humat Al Watan” golden line, offering subscribers 500 minutes to call all networks and an extra 5 GB of internet for free. He also highlighted the recent launch of the new Yo platform targeting the youth with the best offers that respond to their needs, where “Jama3ty” lines are offered up to 80% discounts on the first month subscription with a new SIM card. This offer is available now  in Alhusein bin Talal University in Ma’an.

Al-Haj said: “We have also revamped our existing Home Broadband offers by adding new devices that offer high speeds, such as the ADSL internet offer; which includes the new “Orange Home Box” offering high-internet speed reaching up to 24 Mbps with unlimited downloads, starting from only JD 10 per month, the 4G IEW offer with “Orange Flybox” which also offers very high-internet speed and download capacities for the entire family, and is easy to install, from JD 13 per month.

Orange Jordan currently covers 92% of the Kingdom’s areas with 4G/LTE and has deployed 6,000 kilometers of FTTB cable, and is currently in the process of installing more than 700 kilometers of additional fiber cable. 


Orange Jordan offers scholarships to students undertaking bachelor’s and master’s studies at PSUT

As a continuation of its strategic partnership

Orange Jordan recently awarded scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students at Princess 

 

CEO of Orange Jordan, Jerome Hénique, said that the long-term partnership with PSUT has noble goals,
most notably providing learning opportunities to the youth and contributing to their support according
to a common ground shared by both parties, as well as providing students with a better future that
 will enable them to serve their country, stressing that the company offered a lot of previous scholarships
 to PSUT students, in order to assist them with their bachelors and master’s degrees in different
specializations.
From his side, the University President, Dr. Mashhour Al Rifai praised the cooperation between the
University and Orange Jordan and its support of outstanding students to help them complete their studies,
which also indicates the company’s appreciation of the university graduates’ reputation, 
efficiency and achievements in the local work market. Dr. Rifai also thanked Orange Jordan for their 
support and expressed the University's aspiration for further cooperation Sumaya University for 
Technology (PSUT) to assist them with completing their studies. 
The scholarships included several disciplines which are in demand by the labor market, 
including Communications Engineering, Networks and Information Security Engineering and 
Data Science. Students were selected according to certain criteria by a special committee 
with the company.
Orange Jordan recently renewed its agreement with PSUT, which originally began in 2012. 
The renewed agreement was signed by Orange Jordan’s CEO Jerome Hénique and the university’s 
President, Dr. Mashhour Rifai. Through this agreement, Orange Jordan provides scholarships to 
outstanding PSUT students, in addition to providing the green area on campus with services which 
include: free Wi-Fi, tables, benches and umbrellas for bus shelters.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship plan, stemming from its five-year corporate strategy "Essentials 2020", Orange Jordan is committed to empowering the local community on both social and economic levels, through supporting top performing students, hence providing opportunities for ambitious young people who will contribute to the socio-economic development of the Kingdom.


WEDDING FAIR AT INTERCONTINENTAL JORDAN

On Tuesday February 20th, InterContinental Jordan hosted the Wedding Fair under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Al Tabba’, and was attended Jordanian socialites, VIP’s, and couples whose weddings are around the corner.

The event, organized by the Food & Beverage & Banqueting department included some of the top wedding vendors in Jordan, such as Attractive Arts Wedding & Event Services, Garo Jewelleries, Gifts Center, Jubeiha Studios, Juliano Asmar Beauty Salon, the designer Laith Maalouf, Lana Bisharat, Moustache, Roya TV, Travel One Group, and Waw Events.

InterContinental Jordan is known as one of the most breathtaking venues for memorable weddings and events, so it comes as no surprise that the luxury hotel is hosting this big event. It is also a great opportunity for soon-to-be bride and groom to have a look at everything wedding-related under one roof, from beauty salons, wedding dresses and suits, jewelry stores to wedding planners and honeymoons. Furthermore, InterContinental Jordan utilized this event to help support Jordanian talent, as well as promote their names in the world of fashion, glamor, style, and of course, weddings. 


DELICIOUS FRIDAY OFFERINGS AT INTERCONTINENTAL JORDAN

Fridays at InterContinental Jordan have become even better and more indulging with its spectacular breakfast and lunch offerings.

Starting with breakfast, the famous Lebanese restaurant Burj Al Hamam is now open on Fridays for breakfast to serve guests with an amazing spread of authentic Arabic and Lebanese dishes that are perfect for those morning family gatherings.

Afterwards, Friday lunch at the Café Boulevard is taking an Asian twist with the live sushi and Maki station, and delicious Japanese and Asian dishes that will set the mood for your Friday afternoons. 

 

 


UNMISSABLE OFFERINGS AT CINCO DE MAYO

 

Cinco de Mayo, the most famous destination for the ultimate and best in Mexican cuisine and authentic Latin atmosphere, located in the luxurious InterContinental Jordan, is now embarking on a new journey to make its dishes and ambiance even better and more fun.

After the Mexican Chef Alvaro Munoz had joined the team to bring the original Mexican taste to the table with a menu infused with both authenticity and modernity, the famous restaurant will now host Anthony Black every Monday and Thursday throughout February until mid-March, where he will be playing on his piano the most famous songs and ballads that will guarantee the perfect night out with friends, families, or your significant other.

 

Cinco de Mayo has recently been recognized by TripAdvisor for getting nothing but positive reviews for the past three months. This is a great testament of the great efforts of the team, and their continuous achievements in making the restaurant one of the most popular Mexican outlets in the heart of Amman. 


Strategic partnership between Orange Jordan and Al Nabil Company for Food Products

 

Orange Jordan recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with Al Nabil Company for Food Products, to provide them with innovative telecommunications services for enhanced communications within the company and outside of it. Orange Jordan will also host the company’s servers in its Marj Al Hamam Data Center, in addition to providing other services such as monitoring and unified risk management service.

On behalf of Orange Jordan, the agreement was signed by its Chief Enterprise Officer, Mr. Sami Smeirat, while Al Nabil Company for Food Products was represented by its CEO Ahmad Al Sallakh, in the attendance of Mr. Jean Marc Vignolles Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO of Orange Middle East & Africa.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Smeirat said: "We are proud of our partnership with Al Nabil Company for Food Products and adding them to our enterprise customer base. As the most reliable provider of telecom services, we at Orange Jordan are certain that we will meet and exceed their expectations, enabling their company to further grow and enhance communication both internally and externally.”

From his side, Al Sallakh expressed his happiness and optimism in this partnership with Orange Jordan, the strongest and fastest telecommunications provider. Orange Jordan was able to provide the industrial sector with smart solutions to enhance companies’ efficiency by reducing the processing and operational costs of servers and telecommunications, in addition to helping preserve the environment (Go Green) through the optimal use of energy in Orange Jordan’s data center. Additionally, it secures a control unit to ensure the confidentiality and security of data and information around the clock, which helped achieve the company's strategic objectives in the digital economy.

This partnership is the embodiment of Orange Jordan's commitment to supporting various sectors, especially businesses, to improve their infrastructure through providing cutting-edge telecommunications services and solutions which are designed according to the latest technological developments.

Orange Jordan’s Data Center in Marj Hamam was awarded the Tier III certification for data center design worldwide last year, making it the first and only center across the Kingdom and from the Orange Group to receive this global certification for data centers. This certification has resulted in placing Jordan on the global map of Tier III countries, helping rank the Kingdom number 5 among the Arab countries and number 83 globally.


Becoming the first telecom operator in Jordan to launch this service

Orange Jordan launches the advanced (4G+ , 4.5 G) service 

Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Dr. Ghazi Al Jbour, Orange Jordan officially announced the launch of the advanced 4G+ services (4G+,4.5G,LTE+,LTE- A Pro).

Dr. Al Jbour said during the press conference held by the company today and attended by Chairman of Jordan Telecommunications Company/ Orange Jordan, members of the board of commissioners of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, and Executive Committee Members at Orange Jordan, that the partnership between the public and the private sectors can elevate performance of the telecom services and enhance the growth of the economies of countries. He added that: “We in Jordan consider the partnership between the public and the private sectors as a main pillar to the success of all sectors, affirming that His Majesty King Abdullah II had always called for such partnership that can withstand all circumstances.”

He further added that the decision of the TRC Board of Commissioners to approve company request to obtain frequency bundle (10+10) in the 2600 Mhz domain will contribute to enhancing and elevating competition in providing advanced telecom services in the Kingdom. This bundle will help providing 4G services that is better than other frequency bundles, especially in heavily populated areas.”

From his side, Orange Jordan’s CEO, Jerome Hénique stressed that the company’s acquisition of the frequency bundle in the 2600 MHz domain stemmed from its five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020” which aims to continuously invest in the development of its networks. The company has already allocated close to JD 100 million so far, of which JD 39 million, paid to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, was utilized to acquire new frequencies from, and the rest of the amount was used to upgrade the network and IT, and to install new towers. More investment will be allocated in 2018 as well to ensure maximum coverage for this latest version of the fourth generation network (4G+,4.5G,LTE+,LTE- A Pro) further solidifying the company’s position as the strongest internet provider for mobile and home in the Kingdom

Henique pointed out that Orange Jordan had continuously seeked to provide the highest quality of telecommunication and internet services compliant with international standards, which has led the company to make more investments to renew its 2G, 3G, 4G and Next Generation Networks (LTE-4G, LTE advanced-4G+, Fiber to the Home, Fiber to the Business)) in order to provide these robust services to all segments of subscribers including mass, youth and army through a long-term pricing, compatible bundles and quality strategy that will cater to the needs of the local market for them to enjoy the fastest internet for mobile and home in the kingdom while browsing the internet, downloading their preferred videos, watching TV, or listening to their preferred music files in the areas that is covered and when using supporting devices.

He further added that with the commercial launch of its 4G+ network services, the company enforces its position as number one choice for strongest internet for home and mobile in the kingdom and confirmed that the company is committed in its resolve to revolutionize the telecommunication landscape in the Kingdom and making Jordan one of the countries with the most advanced mobile telecommunication services in the world.  

Orange Jordan’s Chief Information Technology & Networks & Wholesale Officer, Waleed Al Doulat said that the 4G+ technology will cover most of the Kingdom and enable users to experience unprecedented speeds that reach up to 250 Mbps (using MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, High-order Modulation technologies), emphasizing that the coverage will include more areas across the Kingdom’s governorates. He pointed out that the widespread commercial launch of this technology will enrich the services provided by the company through a wide range of bundles tailor-made to different customers’ needs, allowing them to enjoy high-speed wireless internet services to the fullest.  

The coverage of Orange Jordan’s 3G and 4G network reached 96% and 92% respectively in the Kingdom and the spread of 4G+ covering all of the Kingdom’s governorates is not far away. 


PHILMA GOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING AT INTERCONTINENTAL JORDAN

Carlos Malliaroudakis, General Manager of InterContinental Jordan, is happy to welcome Philma Gomes as the hotel’s Director of Sales & Marketing, where she will be in charge of all sales and marketing activities related to this Iconic hotel.

Philma Gomes, a South African national, enjoys more than 20 years of experience in the travel & tourism industry. Her achievements in the field of sales and marketing have left a distinct and positive mark in the luxury hotel brands she worked with, including Fairmont, The Ritz, and Westin, among others.

From revenue generation, account development, market penetration, and effective marketing strategies, Gomes’ career in a beautiful slice of heaven such as Cape Town is evidently a rich and successful one.

Philma Gomes is enthusiastic about her new role in one of the Arab World’s most stunning cities, and is looking forward to working hand in hand with the InterContinental Jordan team to bring about more success and further achievements. 

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