Liquid Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sudatel Telecom Group in a deal to convey fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks across Sudan at the event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
The groups believe the partnership will increase the broadband capacity and speeds available to homes and businesses in Sudan, which are currently reliant on wireless networks to access the Internet.
Econet founder and executive chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, said that the partnership would pave the way to further expand the penetration of broadband services across Africa
Just as the (FTTH) networks in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda the FTTH in Sudan will be delivering speeds upto 100bps
“Liquid Telecom has a proven track record of bringing world-class fibre networks to previously underserved regions of Africa. We are delighted to support Sudatel with its efforts to deliver leading FTTH services to more businesses and consumers in Sudan, which will help grow the country’s digital economy,” said Liquid Telecom group CEO, Nic Rudnick
The partnership is will improve the digital economy of Sudan, raise the quality of network services, increase competition as well transforming businesses and consumers experience on the internet
“We are very proud and pleased to partner a company like Sudatel in order to provide and accelerate the rollout of broadband services across Sudan and also to utilise the capabilities that Sudatel has to further expand Liquid Telecom’s pan-African network across the region,” Rudnick said.
Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is a pan-African telecoms group and communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in eastern, central and southern Africa with an independent fibre network spanning over 50 000km.
Established in 1993, Sudatel provides both mobile and fixed (voice and data) services to businesses, residents and ISPs across North and West Africa, in addition to the provision of wholesale services to international carriers. Sudatel is partially owned by the Sudanese government and listed on both the Khartoum and Abu Dhabi Stock Exchanges.
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