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Without affordable and quality Internet service for the entire population, the digital economy will be distorted. The South Sudanese government, which is well aware of this, has been working since 2020 to consolidate its data capacities. On Monday, September 19, South Sudan and Djibouti unveiled the signing of a fiber optic interconnection memorandum of understanding. The high-speed...

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MTN Group has announced plans to invest over USD120 million in its South Sudanese operations over the next three years. In a statement on its social media pages, MTN said it discussed ‘issues of mutual interest, including investment in digital infrastructure and services’ with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The statement also added that MTN South Sudan has recently...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) has confirmed the appointment of Martin Mushambadope as the Chief Executive Officer for its operations in South Sudan. “Martin is a seasoned, well-respected, experienced senior executive, and he is the right leader to oversee Liquid South Sudan’s corporate and business strategy. He will be responsible for delivering strategic and operational guidance...

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The Digitel Network was launched by President Salva Kiir Mayardit this morning in a ceremony attended by other senior government officials including the minister of information Michael Makuei Lueth. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has this morning inaugurated the first South Sudan state-owned mobile operator bringing the number of mobile operators in the world’s...

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The South Sudanese unit of Zain Group has launched a commercial 4G network in the capital Juba. ‘In collaboration with the National Communication Authority (NCA), Zain South Sudan has launched its 4G internet service in Juba on Friday 5 March 2021,’ the Ministry of ICT and Postal Services announced on its social media page. Kuwaiti-owned Zain is...

South Sudan has launched its first mobile money service platform under the brand name M-Gurush. The service represents a partnership between mobile phone operator Zain Telecoms South Sudan and local tech firm Trinity Technologies. It is licenced by the Bank of South Sudan and the National Communications Authority. Authorities are hoping the service will help...