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France Telecom Orange, Orange Jordan inaugurate first Technocentre outside Europe

Under the patronage of Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Bassem Rousan, France Telecom-Orange joined hands with Orange Jordan to inaugurate its first Technocentre site outside Europe.

The Technocentre in Jordan will serve as a principal access for all France Telecom–Orange affiliates in Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA region) that wish to acquire the high dedicated innovation streams, which include voice products and services, portal and multimedia, broadband growth as well as Small Office/Home Office (Soho)/SME services.

Orange Jordan, the sole integrated operator in the Kingdom, announced this step during a press conference held Monday at its headquarters headed by Dr Shabib Ammari, chairman of the Board of Directors of Jordan Telecom Group (JTG), and Mr Mickael Ghossein, JTG’s CEO, and attended by Dr Ahmad Hiasat, TRC’s CEO, as well as a number of VIPs and officials including Mr Denys Gauer, the French ambassador in Jordan.

The conference was also attended by Mr Georges Penalver, executive VP of Orange – France Telecom Group in charge of France Telecom Group Strategic Marketing and Orange Labs, Mr Marc Rennard, executive VP of Orange – France Telecom Group in charge of International activities, Mr Yves Tyrode, VP and Head of the Technocentre within France Telecom Group’s Strategic Marketing Division as well as Orange CEOs in AMEA region.

“We feel proud to have been chosen by France Telecom as their debut Technocentre outside Europe. This Technocentre will create an exposure for Jordan internationally in accordance with HM King Abdullah’s vision in transforming the Kingdom into a leading telecom hub,” Ghossein said.

The Technocentre in Jordan, which is located at Orange Jordan’s headquarters, will introduce a number of innovative services and products to the local market such as voice services; colored ringback tones/dandanah, voice SMS and multiplay Voice over IP or callers notification.

“The geographical position and economical environment Jordan is renowned for, made France Telecom choose it as the first country outside Europe to host its Technocentre,” Rennard said. He went on saying that Jordan’s in depth understanding of AMEA issues and needs was as well a major factor in setting up the department in the over 5.5 million population country.
For his part, Penalver said, “The Technocentre in Jordan will give the Kingdom and AMEA region the opportunity to enjoy genuine ground-breaking services within the least possible timeframe, best cost and top quality.”

Ammari pointed out, “This step is a distinctive mark for Orange Jordan and the Kingdom. It is a visible proof of our leading and pioneering role as a telecom operator that exceeds the boarders of the Kingdom to reach out to the region as a whole.”

Marseille,03 30 2008
The Star
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