Mobile and fixed line operator Sudatel Telecom Group and Liquid Telecom are to build new FTTH networks across Sudan.
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.
Leveraging Liquid Telecom’s experience in deploying high-speed networks, Sudatel will build FTTH networks in Sudan designed to the highest network standards and using the latest technologies.
Comparable to similar networks deployed in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda by Liquid Telecom, an Econet Global company, the new FTTH networks will deliver speeds initially up to 100 Mbits/s. This is expected to transform the way Sudanese businesses and consumers experience and use the Internet.
By investing in Sudan’s telecoms infrastructure, Sudatel and Liquid Telecom will help raise the quality of network services in the country while also increasing competition in the local market.
Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdein, CEO of Sudatel Telecom Group, said: “Our partnership with Liquid Telecom will enable us to provide a high-quality FTTH network which will help uplift people’s lives through our region’s economic development. We have a well-framed vision and mission and will continue to work hard to ensure that we maintain our position as one of the most reliable ICT providers in North Africa.”
"This partnership between Sudatel and Liquid Telecom paves the way to further expand the penetration of broadband services across Africa, transforming the way people live, learn and work,” declared Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet.
“Liquid Telecom has a proven track record of bringing world-class fibre networks to previously underserved regions of Africa,” summed up Nic Rudnick, Group CEO of Liquid Telecom. “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.”
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.
Liquid Telecom has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km in Eastern, Southern and Central Africa.