Infrastructure agreement provides communication services to Somaliland

A new agreement will bring voice, Internet, TV and video communication services to customers in Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia.

The contract between communications provider Globecomm and Somcable Ltd is aimed at allowing the latter to develop the framework of a carrier class communications service provider. This will enable SCL to roll out these services at minimal entry level cost and expand the network as the project permits.

The project will ensure that high speed wireless technology capable of delivering sufficient scalable bandwidth to residents of Somaliland is available at the site. The initiative is expected to be complete by the end of March 2013.

Paul Knudsen, Vice President of Eastern Atlantic Team for Globecomm, said: "This is an exciting project. The system Globecomm will design and deploy will allow Somcable to offer high speed wireless voice, Internet, TV and Video services to their subscribers. The network we are supplying utilises wireless technologies that can deliver fibre speeds to the customers."

Michael Cothill, Chief Executive of Somcable, said: “The fact that Somaliland will uplift its profile and rise to become a participant in world class Multi-Media communications is extremely exciting in the development of the country’s communication infrastructure, which we are delighted to be part of.”

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