During Mobile World Congress, Sudatel Telecom Group and leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, signed a memorandum of understanding to build new FTTH networks across Sudan.

The MoU was signed by Eng. Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdeen, CEO of Sudatel Telecom Group and Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom Group CEO, in the presence of Dr. Abdul Rahman Dirar, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sudatel Telecom Group and Sudan’s State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Dr. Tahani Abduallah, Sudan’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Sam Nkusi, East Africa Chairman of Liquid Telecom, and David Eurin, Group Chief Strategy officer of Liquid Telecom.

The partnership will increase the broadband capacity and speeds available at homes and businesses in Sudan, which are currently reliant on wireless networks to access the internet.

Leveraging Liquid Telecom’s extensive experience in developing 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 by Liquid Telecom in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda, the new FTTH networks will deliver speeds initially up to 100 Mbps. This is expected to transform the way Sudanese businesses and consumers experience and use the internet.

Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdeen, 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.”

On the occasion, Nic Rudnick, Group CEO of Liquid Telecom stated: “Liquid Telcom has a proven track record of bringing world-class fibre networks to previously underserved regions in 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.”

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