Orange and the Luminus Shamal Start launch the Mobile FabLab

In the presence of the CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, and the CEO of Luminus Group, Ibrahim AL Safadi, the Mobile FabLab was inaugurated. This lab is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and was launched last year in partnership between Luminus Shamal Start and Orange Jordan, to move around across the governorates, to provide those interested with training and equipment necessities to grow in the field of digital manufacturing.

Orange Jordan supported the lab that was implemented by the Luminus Shamal Start, embodying the fact that Orange Jordan is a local company that works in an international spirit through its efforts in supporting digital transformation across the Kingdom, and in line with its corporate social responsibility, which pays great attention to digital inclusion through training the youth in digital skills required in the labor market or to support them  establish their projects.

Luminus Education interest in launching the first mobile manufacturing laboratory comes after the launch of the first digital manufacturing laboratory in Jordan in 2016, and stemming from their belief in the importance of providing the market with digital skills that keep pace with the changes and to offer his opportunity to remote areas in the Kingdom.

Jordanian - German Center of Excellence for Solar Energy in Mafraq, will be the first station of the laboratory, Orange and Luminus will provide a training opportunity for a group of youth at the center on modern digital manufacturing methods that will enhance their training and professional careers and update them on the  field of digital transformation, the lab will continue after its journey in other governorates, which are Jerash, Amman, Irbid, Ajloun and Balqa.

Luminus Shamal Start was established in 2016, by the Luminus Education Group with a fund from the European Union and in partnership with the Royal Scientific Society, to accelerate business and investment in initial stages of projects in northern Jordan, and has completed more than 20,000 operational hours of digital manufacturing in the Fab Lab located in Irbid.

 

 

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About Orange Jordan

Orange Jordan is a leading provider of multi telecom services, offering a broad lineup of fixed, mobile, internet and data services to meet personal and business needs of expanding residential and business base of about 5 million customers across the Kingdom. Over 1600 employees are dedicated to lead the company to ultimate levels of excellence.

The company, also, stands as the provider of the strongest Internet for its mobile, home and business customers, via the most advanced infrastructure. As Orange Jordan continues to invest in all its networks, it also stands as the sole provider of the latest version of the fourth-generation network (4G+) and serves the largest share of Fiber customers in the local market.

Orange Jordan is one of Orange Group’s subsidiaries that offer a wide range of communication services not only to individuals but also to businesses under the brand Orange Business Services (OBS), through which a comprehensive set of IT and telecommunication services are offered to multinational companies.

The company’s sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility strategy focuses on empowering youth, women and people with disabilities in three main areas: Digital inclusion, Digital Education and Entrepreneurship via its Community Digital Centers, Startups Innovation Growth Accelerator (BIG), Orange Coding Academy, Scholarships for students majoring in technological Disciples, Universities’ Innovation Labs, and Digital Accessibility program “Differently Abled, Definitely Enabled”.

In December 2019, Orange Group announced the strategic plan for the coming five years, Engage 2025, which aims to reinvent Orange’s operator model, accelerate in growth areas, place data and AI at the heart of its innovation model and build the company of tomorrow.

This new strategy is considered a work frame and a strong local commitment guided by social and environmental responsibility, as it will embrace fostering a business model that is devoted and liable to its employees, customers and society as a whole.

It also sets the group and its subsidiaries committed to tackling the climate challenge, by dedicating the efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

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About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018 and 148,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 88,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 268 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2019, including 209 million mobile customers and 21million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.

Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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