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TRC signs telecommunications licence with Starlink Jordan

By JT - Nov 23,2023 - Last updated at Nov 23,2023

AMMAN — The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) on Wednesday signed a general telecommunications license with Starlink Jordan to activate satellite services in the Kingdom.

According to a TRC statement cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Thursday, TRC Chairman Bassam Sarhan said that Starlink is expected to activate its satellites and provide satellite services commercially in Jordan in 2024.

He pointed out that introducing these services in the Jordanian market is an "important "achievement in enhancing the Kingdom's communications sector at the national level, especially since Jordan is classified as one of the first countries to roll out these services to its local markets in the region.

Sarhan added that Starlink was granted the license after obtaining the TRC's necessary technical and regulatory approvals, which were carried out via satellites in low orbits, recording high numbers of data download speeds ranging from between 100 megabytes and 200 megabytes.

He said satellite services will have a "positive" impact on various business sectors, due to their technical capabilities that allow coverage of all the Kingdom's regions and ensure diversity of communications services provided to beneficiaries.

The TRC chairman added that these services also aim to cover remote areas, regions with small populations, mining and drilling locations, as well as tourist, industrial and agricultural sites.

Starlink, owned by SpaceX, will provide satellite Internet services via satellites in low orbits as part of its global project called "Starlink" for communications.

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