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Orange Jordan provides connectivity for 2020 parliamentary elections

The Independent Election Commission (IEC), and Jordan Telecom Group - Orange provided connectivity for the 19th parliament elections, which were held under the supervision of the IEC, as they linked 1,845 voting and counting centers across the Kingdom, and more than 8,500 voting points in the main election operations center of the Independent Election Commission.

According to the Group, each location was linked to three communication services through its operations centers that were allocated to the electronic project for parliamentary elections, through its network that included about 8,500 computers connected to the main and backup centers, which were equipped to complete the process of transferring and exchanging data efficiently during elections.

The group highlighted the coordination and cooperation with IEC, according to which, during September, it trained around 500 staff from the Ministry of Education and employees on electronic link systems from the southern, northern and central regions, and provided them with the skills to train others in preparation for the elections by training more than 9,000 employees of the Ministry’s staff on how to operate the electronic link, starting from voting, sites and ending with the main and backup information centers of the independent commission.

The Jordan Telecom Group - Orange allocated more than 500 employees and experts to work on the electronic link project throughout the period of preparation for the elections, in addition to establishing a special operations place to manage and support all field operations during the elections.

Chief Enterprise Officer at Orange Jordan, Eng. Sami Smeirat, stated that the partnership between IEC and Orange is a deep-rooted partnership, where the group handled linking the parliament elections electronically previously efficiently, and the company organized the entire process across the kingdom remarkably.

Smeirat assured that the continuous work between the two parties affirms Orange Jordan’s position as the Kingdome’s digital partner, and the network’s advancement, and Orange Jordan’s vast technical and human capital’s capabilities to organize the electronic connection for this significant democratic event.

Chief ITN & Wholesale Officer Eng. Walid Al-Doulat, said that the Group connected the polling & counting centers with the main & secondary information centers through a private, closed and secure network in accordance with the highest standards of security and protection, in addition to providing backup services in all centers to ensure a secure and reliable connection with unprecedented speeds and the ability to absorb manage the vast amount of data that was transferred between the units and electoral centers.

IEC affirmed that the cooperation with Orange Jordan this year is a continuation of the strategic partnership, which resulted in conducting the electronic connectivity operations in previous elections efficiently, by employing superior technical and human resources and leading services in order to achieve the requirements of this democratic process, praising Orange Jordan in playing an effective role to support the Kingdom in this national event, stemming from its commitment to everything that matters to Jordanians and contributes to the progress of the nation.

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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