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Jordan ICT Sector Apr 2011



Updated presentation on the ICT Sector in Jordan up to April 2011

Updated presentation on the ICT Sector in Jordan up to April 2011



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  • Jordan’s ICT IndustryICT Association of Jordan – int@j April 2011
  • int@j Background Driven by His Majesty’s vision for a strong private ICT Sector Established in 2000 as the ICT industry-support association under the REACH Initiative Lead the implementation of the REACH Initiative (2000-2006) and the National ICT Strategy (2007-2011) in partnership with MoICT• Includes 200 companies in IT, Telecom, Outsourcing, Internet and Mobile businesses, membership is open for all ICT companies• int@j focuses on advocacy, promotion and marketing, capacity building, research and publications.
  • int@j Vision To be the primary and exclusiveprivate sector representative of ICT and ITES- enabled services companies in Jordan representing the entire sector
  • int@j MissionTo provide members with a platform of products & services that support their continuous growth, expansion, andprosperity toward a mature sector thatsubstantially contributes to the national economy and provides quality jobs for Jordanians
  • int@j Services Services Activities • Position papers studies Advocacy • Legal lobbying awareness • Trade missions Marketing and • ICT Connect Networking • Business linkages • Quarterly ICT magazine (going Online) Publications • e-Communication (RFP’s, Announcements…) • Annual industry statistics • Professional training and certification Capacity Building programs • Corporate health insuranceCorporate services • Other corporate deals
  • 2010 Highlights 2010 Activities • ICT Advisory Council • ICT Export Exemption Advocacy • Government Procurement Procedures • Reviewed Laws (e-Transactions, Labor, Cyber Crimes, IP) • MENA ICT Forum 10-10-10 • Arab Outsourcing Conference 2010 Promotion • ICT Connect/Power Breakfast • Investment and Business Development • Trade Missions to India, Palestine, and Oman • Salary ScaleResearch & • ISIC Classification/StatisticsPublications • ICT Magazine
  • 2010 Highlights 2010 Activities • Graduates Internship Program • Microsoft Training Program • Mobile Apps Development(iPhone/Blackberry) Capacity • CMMI for IT Companies Building • SPOT for Call Centers • Higher Education Portal • ICT Academy • BPO IAOP Chapter Sector • Internet Content CouncilSegmentation • Jordan Games Development Task Force
  • Sector Vision Jordan to become a major regional ICT leader and an internationallyrecognized exporter of ICT products & services, capitalizing on its core human capital advantage
  • Jordan’s ICT Sector• Fastest growing sector in Jordans economy (Avg. 25% growth)• More than 80,000 jobs in total (direct/indirect/induced)• Contribution of 14% to GDP (10% direct, 4% indirect)• On the ground international companies (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Yahoo, Intel, Motorola, Ericsson)• Average annual telecom local spending of more than USD 500m into the economy (Orange, Zain, Umniah, …)• More than USD 500m contribution to treasury
  • ICT Sector Landscape $ 2.2b $1.3b $895m $685m $500m $560m $210m $12m $48m $60m IT Export IT Domestic IT Total Telecom ICT Total Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue 2000 2009Source:- Telecom: Arab Advisors Group- IT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2009
  • Contribution to Jordanian Economy 17.70% 14.30% 14.10% 10.60% 3.28% 4.30% 4.50% 2.80% 1.23% 2.30% Manufacturing Tourism ICT Construction Agriculture GDP Contribution Direct EmploymentSource:- Manufacturing, Construction, and Agriculture GDP and Employment: Department of Statistics- ICT: int@j Industry Classification and Statistics 2009- Tourism: Ministry of Tourism
  • ICT Sector Exports• Exporting to more than 45 countries• Major Export Markets – USA $48m (22%) – Saudi Arabia $47m (21%) – Iraq $29m (13%) – UAE $16m (7%) – Palestine $9m (4%) Regional Opportunities – Saudi Arabia (Over $4b total IT spending in 2009) 50% of GCC Spending – UAE (Over $1b IT spending projected in 2010) – Kuwait (Over $700mn IT spending in 2008) – Qatar (Over $400mn IT spending in 2009)
  • ICT Impact on Jordan Overall Economy• ICT Impact on Employment is 84,000 Jobs• ICT Impact on GDP is 14.1% 9.5% GDP Contribution from ICT in other sectors: 4.6% 2.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% ICT Sector Education Manufactring Health Sector Financial Wholesale Other Sectors Sector Sector Services and Trade Sector SectorSource: 2009/2010 ICT Economic Impact Assessment - MoICT
  • Opportunities
  • OpportunitiesE-Learning: Jordan Education Initiative ICT as a tool in education reform Local firms delivering world-class products – ITG - EduWave Platform, World Summit Award Winner – Rubicon, Math Curricula with Cisco – Menhaj, IT Curricula with Microsoft Model to be replicated
  • OpportunitiesE-Health: Electronic Health Solutions Royal Initiative Based on VistA In partnership with Dell/Perot Systems Pilot in 3 Public Hospitals Model to build on and replicate in other countries
  • OpportunitiesTelecommunications: Liberalized Telecom Sector – Liberalized mobile telephone subsector – Liberalized fixed line subsector Independent regulator – TRC Licensed WiMAX & 3G Infrastructure More than 6 million mobile phone subscribers
  • OpportunitiesBusiness Process Outsourcing: 9th globally in AT. Kearny Global Services Location Index (2009) Availability of necessary ingredients – Manpower and human talent – The “right” Arabic and English dialect – An alternative destination – The right telecom infrastructure – The investment climate – The political and economic stability
  • Online Content and Gaming 1% Arabic content in the world – Jordan is the largest contributor Neutral Arabic speaking community Mobile: – Applications, Games, and Content • Multiplatform applications, content, and games (including iPhone and Blackberry) Online – Applications and Gaming Solutions (example online payment) – Communities (example web forums, football sites) – Media and Content (example Online Newspapers, social media, and directories)
  • Thank You