Zain has struck an agreement with Jordan's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) to bring 5G services to the Middle-Eastern country.

The agreement comes as the country gears up for the launch of its 5G services, and follows similar deals agreed with Orange and Umniah.

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The deal was announced by Jordan's Ministry of digital economy and entrepreneurship Ahmed Al-Hanandeh, as the country seeks to modernize its telecoms infrastructure.

No details for the deal were confirmed by Al-Hanandeh, but he did say that the nation's telecoms sector has invested JOD1.86 billion ($2.62bn) to drive Jordan's economic development.

TRC signed agreements with Orange and Jumniah last month, with the government launching 10-year stimulus packages for the operators.

Based in Kuwait and founded in 1983, Zain has a commercial presence in seven countries across the Middle East and Africa; Kuwait Investment Authority and Omantel own significant stakes in the company. Zain entered an agreement with Ericsson for 5G research, and development as far back as 2016.

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