Israeli communications satellite company Spacecom, hopes recent discussions with South Sudan will boost their industry role in the world’s youngest nation.
South Sudan’s Telecommunications Ministry said in a statement officials discussed potential co-operation in the future. Meetings have been arranged for a later date with other Israeli telecoms, aerospace and technology companies.
South Sudan hopes their relationship with Israel will produce high-end communications technology in the future to bolster industry. Telecoms is struggling due to the country’s poor infrastructure.
Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite serving Africa began commercial operations 25 January this year. The company said on its website it is primed to be a premier satellite communications carrier for African in terms of broadcast and data in the near future.
“As we build up our infrastructure, Israel and its industries provide ample experience of the best practices which we can emulate,” said Madut Biar Yel, South Sudan’s Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister.