Jordan, December 19, 2017
‘Umniah Mobile Company has no affiliation with legal conflicts with gov’t’

Umniah has issued a statement confirming that it is not, nor has it in the past been, embroiled in any legal cases against government via the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

The company also stated that it is not involved in any way in any legal battles between the government and other parties through the ICSID. The statement, a copy of which was e-mailed to The Jordan Times, emphasised that the Umniah brand, officially registered as “Umniah Mobile Company” has no affiliation with the company in question, Umniah Telecommunications and Technology, or its owners.

This statement was issued by Umniah to avoid any confusion resulting from the similarity in the names of both companies, noting that Umniah is owned and operated by Batelco Bahrain and operates in the Kingdom under existing rules and regulations.

Various media sources had reported that the government won a lawsuit filed by the previous owner of Umniah Telecommunications after a lengthy legal battle mediated by the ICSID, according to the statement.