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Posts Tagged ‘South Sudan’

  • Safaricom

    Safaricom slashes call costs to South Sudan

    May 19, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

    Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has stated that it has slashed roaming charges for customers who are currently travelling in South Sudan. According to the company, the rates have been cut from KES 65 per minute to KES 10 per minute. The company also revealed that...

  • mtn_building

    MTN Mobile Money partners with Ecobank

    March 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Mobile Money partners with Ecobank

    MTN Mobile Money users, who are also Ecobank customers in 12 African countries, will soon be able to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs. They will also be able to transfer money between their Mobile Money and Ecobank accounts. The service was piloted in Ghana...

  • Members of Sudan's civil society are campaigning to have US technology sanctions lifted (Image source: CommsMEA)

    South Sudan: Civil society wants US technology sanctions lifted

    January 28, 2014 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Sudan: Civil society wants US technology sanctions lifted

    From South Sudan, a section of civil society is urging a review of the current US sanctions policy and its impact on free access to ICT. The group has reportedly launched a campaign targeted at local citizens and US policy makers. The International Freedom of...

  • Yahsat has partnered with South Sudan's SSCOOP to deliver high-speed satellite broadband to the country. (Image source: Google/nairaland.com)

    Yahsat’s YahClick on the cards for South Sudan

    August 19, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Yahsat’s YahClick on the cards for South Sudan

    CIO East Africa reports that Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications operator, Yahsat, has partnered with South Sudan’s SSCOOP SS Cooperative ‘SCOOP’ to offer satellite broadband service to the country. According to the report users in business,...

  • Top stories of the week

    May 11, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top stories of the week

    This week, the world has again witnessed the power of social networking and the pace at which information is transmitted globally. When the story broke of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement as manager of Manchester United Football Club mid-week, it dominated...

  • South Sudan focuses on ICT to rebuild

    May 8, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    The Republic of South Sudan, formerly known as Southern Sudan, is located in East-Central Africa and forms part of the United Nations sub-region of Eastern Africa. The country became an independent state in July 2011 and, says Wikkipedia, is a United Nations...

  • Airspan Networks to lead on 4G deployment in South Sudan

    March 11, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Airspan Networks Inc., an established provider of 4G broadband wireless access networks, has announced that RCS-Communication Ltd, a seasoned service provider in South Sudan, has selected its solution for a 4G WiMAX network deployment. The first phase of...

  • South Sudan extends SIM registration deadline

    February 5, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Sudan extends SIM registration deadline

    South Sudan’s Ministry of Telecommunications has pushed the deadline for the registration of SIM cards until February 28 after a limited number of people had come out to register. The move is aimed at ensuring continued service for users and...

  • South Sudan looks to develop through e-govt project

    October 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Sudan looks to develop through e-govt project

    South Sudan is hopeful that a new e-government pan-African project will boost tele-education and tele-medicine. The new Pan-Africa e-Network Project is being funded by the Indian government and aims to develop numerous projects using technology and...

  • South Sudan invited to connect to Kenya’s broadband

    May 29, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Sudan invited to connect to Kenya’s broadband

    The government of Kenya has invited South Sudan to connect to the recently-laid fiber optical cables that span the East African region. The invitation was extended to South Sudan by Kenyan Ambassador Bruce Madete during a meeting with the South Sudan’s...

  • East African undersea cables remain unfixed

    March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    It has been three weeks since an underwater cable was damaged off the Kenyan cost, leaving East African companies and businesses frustrated as they await telecom services to return to normal. Chris Wood, WIOCC Chief Executive, called the situation “very...

  • South Sudan officials welcome Israel’s Spacecom

    February 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (5)

    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...

  • South Sudan joins ITU, dialling code goes live!

    October 5, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Sudan joins ITU, dialling code goes live!

    The International Telecommunication Union has to announced that the world’s newest country, South Sudan, has joined the ITU to become the Union’s 193rd Member State, effective from 3 October 2011. The country, which gained its independence on 9...

  • Google amends Sudanese map

    September 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google amends Sudanese map

    Google has separated South Sudan from Sudan on Google Maps after campaigners called on the company and other major online map service providers to recognise the newly independent nation of South Sudan by marking it on their web maps. “The inclusion of...

  • How Broadband will get to Somalia

    July 16, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on How Broadband will get to Somalia

    Last week, I interviewed Mohamed Ahmed Jama, CEO of Dalkom Somalia and board member of Frontier Optical Networks Ltd (FON) in Kenya. Jama described four potential Broadband cables that could be a part of a terrestrial backbone throughout East Africa,...

  • Google maps out Southern Sudan

    July 1, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google maps out Southern Sudan

    Google has teamed up with World Bank, UNOSAT, and RCMRD to bring together more than 100 Sudanese in the diaspora to map Southern Sudan, ahead of the country’s July 9th independence day. The event is the second of a series of mapping sessions, which have...