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Queen Rania visits innovative phone provider on Mother’s Day

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Queen Rania of Jordan visited the headquarters for Maqsam, a phone company with a very innovative profile. 

Her Majesty visited on 21 March, a day that corresponds to Jordan’s celebration of Mother’s Day. The Queen had marked the occasion on her social media accounts by posting a picture of herself surrounded by her own mother and her three youngest children, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem. 

The Queen also took the opportunity to wish all of Maqsam’s employees and their mothers a happy mother’s day, and she remarked that, because she is a mum herself, she knows how proud their mothers must be of their achievements. 

The Queen’s visit began with a meeting with the company’s two co-founders, CEO Sinan Taifur and Director of Business Fouad Jeryes, before joining other employees for a brainstorming session and a chat about Maqsam. 

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During the conversation, the group talked about the inspiration behind the service, which proposes solutions for small and medium businesses to connect them to their corporate clients through local phone numbers.

They also discussed Maqsam’s goals for the future, something that the entire Royal Family is working tirelessly towards. Technology is a sector that offers many opportunities in terms of growth, both for the company itself, which leads to more job offers, but also for the country at large because a technologically developed Jordan can be more competitive on the international market. 

The company is a phone provider that aims to transition from hardware-based communications to cloud-based services. They currently offer high-quality voice calls, texts and WhatsApp messages, as well as integration to other cloud services, to more than 200 cities in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) area. 

The company was founded in 2019 and currently employs 45 people, including some with previous experiences at big tech giants like Google, Amazon and Verizon. In 2021, only two years after being founded, they won the Grand Prix at LEAP Expo, a global technology fair in Saudi Arabia.