Telecoms news from Sudan
The relatively low mobile penetration rate and the limited presence of fixed-line services are driving mobile growth in Sudan, especially in remote areas. ...more.
Kuwait based Zain has reported a 17.4% drop in its third quarter profits of US$213.2 million, as the company was hit by significant currency fluctuations in Sudan, a key market for the Zain Group. ...more.
Zain's Sudanese subsidiary has refuted recent reports that it was sending profits generated in the country to its parent network and not reinvesting them in local network upgrades. ...more.
Zain has said that it will proceed carefully in building out a mobile network in Southern Sudan - which recently voted to secede from the rest of the country. ...more.
Sudan based mobile network operator, Sudatel has outlined plans to migrate from its existing CDMA network to a new GSM based service as part of plans to double its market share to 12% over the next six months. ...more.
A senior Google executive welcomed on Tuesday a U.S. decision to relax restrictions on exporting Internet communications services to Iran, Sudan and Cuba. ...more.
US Treasury allows export of online communications services to Iran, Cuba and Sudan ...more.
The mystery of an MTN engineer who vanished in Uganda nearly four years ago took an unexpected turn when it was recently claimed that he had been kidnapped by security services. ...more.
MTN Sudan has inaugurated a new Mobile Switching Center (MSC) that will serve MTN's network in the Southern Sudan region. ...more.
Foreign investors have the highest share of revenues in the telecom markets of Jordan, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, reports the Arab Advisors Group. ...more.
Vivacell has announced that it launched a commercial GSM 900/1800 network in Southern Sudan on the 22nd of Dec 2008. ...more.
Sudanese telecoms outfit Sudatel, has launched operations in Senegal under the Expresso brand at a ceremony chaired by Senegalese Information, Telecommunication and ICT Minister, Abdoul Aziz Sow. ...more.
Sudan based landline operator, Canartel says that it expects to get a mobile license by the end of the year, for a payment in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The company is also looking to expand its landline services into Darfur and southern Sudan. ...more.
A mistake on the Motorola website had suggested that the company is selling products to Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Sudan - which are prohibited by US law, and resulted in a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeking clarification. ...more.
Sudan's Mobitel - now a part of Kuwait based Zain has launched a GSM network in Southern Sudan, having deployed 50 base stations in the main urban areas. ...more.
Sudan Telecommunications, or Sudatel, said it plans to more than triple its authorized capital to $2.5 billion, the company said Sunday. ...more.
This service, originally launched in Africa, today allows Zainâ€™s 14 million customers in Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan and Sudan to be treated as local customers in terms of pricing, while using their home network service. ...more.
The Southern Sudan state of Lakes (Al Buhayrat) is expected to get mobile phone and internet coverage soon after local internet firm M-Marsat Mobile announced plans to cover the state. ...more.
Emirates Telecommunications Corp., the UAE's largest telecom operator, Monday raised its stake in Sudan's Canar Telecommunications to 82%. ...more.
Persian Gulf-listed Sudan Telecommunications, or Sudatel, plans to buy more African mobile licenses and expand its business in troubled southern Sudan, a senior company executive said. ...more.