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ICT Industry in Jordan
ICT Industry in JordanA sector Story (Timeline) INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVES80’s - Tech importers 1st tech incubator (iPark) 90’s - 1st ISP - 1ST tech patents - Software & Content Innov... ation1996 - 1st mobile operators1999 - 1st national tech strategy (REACH)VISION2000 - Telco Sector Liberalized - Industry Association formed (int@j)2003 - 3rd mobile operator2005 - IP innovation - 1st tech VC (AcceleratorTech)Between 2005 and 2007 - Business Process outsourcing & Call Centers2007 - 2nd national tech strategyBetween 2007 and 2009 - Games, animation, online media & online businessesSTARTUPS GROWTH2009 - Maktoob to yahoo exitBetween 2009 and 2010 - Web & mobile leadership (E-commerce, consumer internet, YouTube MCNs)2010 - 1st startup accelerator (Oasis500)ECOSYSTEM2013 - 3rd national tech strategyFacts • Jordan ranked #1 in number of technology deals funded in 2011 in the Middle East • Jordan ranked #2 in the Middle East by amount of funds invested • Jordan is of the best ten places in the World to establish an IT start up. • Amman is the 10th best place to start a technology company in the worldJordan is the best performing non-oil economy in the MENA region with a sustainable growthIn a pop up next to the above graph: ICT average growth between 2000 – 2012 over 28%ICT Impact on Jordan• ICT sector contributes to 12% of Jordan’s GDP • Jordan hosts more than 600 active tech companies, and 300 + startups. • Created 84,000 direct and indirect jobs (6% of Labor Force)A Global Reach Exports reach of Jordanian ICT companiesIn a pop up next to map:o Jordanian IT companies are exporting to ~60 countries o The top 10 exporting countries are: - Saudi Arabia - USA - Iraq - United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom - Palestine - Netherlands - Egypt - Qatar -KuwaitIn a pop up next to major exportsFacts • Jordan’s IT exports reached 300 million USD by 2012 • Jordan’s IT exports increased x8 fold since 2001Major Exports are: o Software Development o ITO o Interactive Media and animation o Graphic & Web Design o Mobile Applications Development.
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