Jordanians consumed 1.38B GB of data in Q1 2023

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AMMAN — A government source revealed that Jordanians' consumption of internet and data services has risen by 20.3 percent during the first quarter of the current year compared to the same period last year.اضافة اعلان

The source, who chose to remain anonymous, stated that Jordanians consumed approximately 1.38 billion gigabytes during the first quarter of the current year, compared to 1.154 billion in the same period last year, Al-Ghad news reported.

The source explained that Jordanians' internet and data consumption during Q1 2023 was as follows: Jordanians consumed around 947.7 million gigabits through broadband fixed internet networks, while total consumption of data by Jordanians through wide-scale mobile communication and internet networks (including 3G, 4G, Advanced 4G, and early-stage 5G) was approximately 440.9 million gigabytes.

Underlying causes
The source attributed the increase in internet and data consumption to several key factors, including the growth in the number of internet and mobile communication services users, people's increased reliance on the internet for social and work purposes, the digital transformation witnessed across various economic sectors, and the digital transformation of government services.

The source indicated that the local market is witnessing the initial stages of introducing 5G services. As its expansion continues, this will constitute a qualitative addition to the existing internet networks, including 3G and 4G, and fiber optic networks. This is expected to meet users' data service needs, likely leading to a substantial increase in internet usage in the coming years.

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