National Broadband Network Program

In line with the Royal vision and upon the approval of the Council of Ministers on 25 June 2003, work had begun to create a National Broadband Network through the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. The implementation of the Universities’ education and scientific research network was completed in 2005, linking eight public universities in Jordan.

Moreover, the implementation of the schools network started, which aims to link 3600 educational sites including public schools, community colleges and knowledge stations Kingdom wide.
To maximize the benefit of this network to develop and modernize the public sector, the scope of the network has been expanded to include all Governmental and Healthcare entities.
1,361 sites have been connected to date: 930 Schools, and 315 Governmental entities and 116 Healthcare entities, distributed over different geographical areas as per in the following:

Area

Total Sites

Schools

Gov. Entities

Health Entities

 Irbid (Inside)

107

79

20

8

 Irbid (Outside)

229

179

12

38

 Mafraq

123

88

14

21

 Ramtha

43

28

7

8

 Amman

356

227

119

10

 Aqaba

98

58

29

11

 Maan

2

0

0

2

 Jafer

4

4

0

0

Karak

384

255

111

18

(Wireless)Salt + Azraq + Dafyaneh + Hayyan  Rowaibedh

8

8

0

0

 Amman – Aqaba route

7

4

3

0

 Total Connected Sites

1361

930

315

116

 

Where 2,400 Km of fiber cabling have been implemented including duct and aerial cabling to connect these sites.


National Broadband Network Program Goals 

 

Enhancing the Jordanian Education Sector
  • Encouraging the increase of ICT use for learning purposes, such as curricula computerization and e-learning through the use of a high speed broadband network.
Enhancing the Jordanian Socio-Economic System
  • Supporting local communities’ development through the connectivity of Knowledge Stations, hence providing access to internet and applications.
  • Supporting the foundation of new services Kingdom wide through ICT use.
  • Supporting the creation and development of a Secured Government Network through connectivity to a high speed broadband network, hence enabling better Governmental services to public.
 Enhancing the Jordanian Healthcare Sector
  • Connecting hospitals and healthcare centers through "HAKEEM" project for automating healthcare, to upgrade the healthcare system efficiency.
Enhancing Governmental Services via E-Government
  • Integration of Governmental systems through connectivity to a unified network.
  • Providing Governmental services to public and investors, through connectivity to a unified network.
  • Connecting Governmental entities in provinces with their respective headquarters in the Capitol.
  • Providing an enabling infrastructure for E-commerce and E-signature services.
  • Saving on ICT operational costs and expenditures.

National Broadband Network Program Projects

 

Middle Region “Phase 2”

Financed by the Saudi Development Fund

Southern Region “Phase 2”

Financed by Jordanian Government

Northern Region “Phase 2”

Financed by Jordanian Government

 

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