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MTN Group changes CEO in South Sudan, Cameroon

Published 16 Jan 2020 15:54 CET | Cameroon, South Sudan

MTN Group announced that Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed as the new MTN South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January. Kyomukama is a seasoned telecoms executive, with close to ...

NilePay partners with Zain South Sudan to launch mobile money services

Published 07 Aug 2019 12:48 CET | South Sudan

Electronic financial services firm NilePay has partnered with Zain South Sudan to launch the first licensed mobile money service in South Sudan, dubbed NilePay Mobile Money. ...

Zain South Sudan launches mobile money platform

Published 16 Jul 2019 12:37 CET | South Sudan

Zain South Sudan has partnered with local fintech Trinity Technologies to launch a mobile money platform aimed at broadening monetary inclusion for people without access to ...

Liquid Telecom to build South Sudan's first fibre broadband network

Published 01 Jul 2019 14:51 CET | South Sudan

Liquid Telecom will implement and operate South Sudan's first fibre broadband network, connecting the country to the "One Africa" broadband network, which is approaching ...

Vertigo Communications lays fibre optic cable in South Sudan

Published 13 Jun 2019 10:29 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan ICT firm Vertigo Communications is laying fibre-optic cables in a bid to enhance broadband. Deng Biar Deng, managing director of Vertigo Communication, said the ...

Avanti inks distributor deal with Mgi in South Sudan, Chad and Angola

Published 11 Jun 2019 14:59 CET | Angola, Chad, South Sudan

Avanti has signed an agreement with Mgi global services, an international voice and data service provider, making Mgi one of Avanti's exclusive master distributors for Hylas ...

South Sudan launches first data centre

Published 29 May 2019 11:15 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan has launched its first data centre, for effective protection and management of data services and to support mobile money transactions. Lado Wani Kenyi, ...

South Sudan launches first international gateway to boost telecom sector

Published 23 May 2019 10:28 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan has launched its first international gateway to ease call rates and boost internet services offered by its two telecom companies. Michael Makuei Lueth, minister ...

MTN South Sudan plans to invest USD 30 mln to revive operations

Published 25 Mar 2019 14:06 CET | South Sudan

MTN South Sudan said it is investing at least USD 30 million in revitalising and expanding its operations amid peace prospects. Khumbulani Dhlomo, MTN's local head of ...

South Sudanese regulator raises tariffs amid economic hardship

Published 04 Mar 2019 10:47 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's National Communications Authority (NCA) has increased by 40 percent both local and international telecom call rates in a bid to shore up the sector. Ladu Wani ...

South Sudan NCA licenses two telcos to provide mobile money services

Published 03 Dec 2018 10:27 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's National Communication Authority (NCA) has granted a licence to a local, private company to commence mobile money and electronic cash transfers. Ladu Wani ...

RCS-Communication launches Avanti Ka-Band service in South Sudan

Published 14 Nov 2018 14:20 CET | South Sudan

RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti's Hylas 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country. After successful beam testing ...

South African government signs ICT investment MoU with South Sudan

Published 16 Jul 2018 11:29 CET | South Africa, South Sudan

South Africa and South Sudan have agreed to a renewed MoU governing ICT investment and sector development between the two countries, reports ITWeb. South African Deputy ...

MTN hopes to expand South Sudan coverage despite challenges

Published 01 May 2018 11:07 CET | South Sudan

MTN South Sudan has promised to expand its operations to tap into the rising demand for mobile services, reports the Daily Nation.  Khumbulani Dhlomo, MTN's head of corporate ...

Vivacell seeks arbitration over shutdown

Published 23 Apr 2018 12:56 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's telecom operator Vivacell has opted to settle its case on a tax dispute and shutdown through arbitration, SSBC reported citing a government official. ...

Vivacell head visits South Sudan after shutdown

Published 04 Apr 2018 11:06 CET | South Sudan

Mobile operator Vivacell's president Pierre Fattouch  has held talks with South Sudan officials in Juba in a bid to resolve the dispute that caused the closure of its ...

South Sudan shuts down Vivacell operations

Published 28 Mar 2018 08:12 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's government has shutdown mobile network operator Vivacell, citing failure to comply with regulations and policies. Information minister and government spokesman ...

Vivacell talks to South Sudan authorities to restore operations

Published 22 Mar 2018 15:36 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's operator, Vivacell whose operations were suspended by the country's industry regulator, says its expeditiously working with relevant authorities to have the ...

South Sudan suspends operations of Vivacell, international traffic stops immediately

Published 21 Mar 2018 11:07 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan's National Communication Authority (NCA) has suspended the operations of Vivacell, accusing the telecom company of not complying with the country's laws, reports ...

South Sudanese govt takes 25% in new telecoms firm Niletel

Published 20 Jul 2017 12:18 CET | South Sudan

The government of South Sudan government has launched Niletel in partnership with Sudanese businessman Ashraf Seed Ahmed, reports Xinhua. Government spokesman Michael Makuei ...

Mada picks SES for internet connectivity in South Sudan

Published 15 Nov 2016 12:10 CET | South Sudan

SES has announced an agreement with Africa ISP Mada Communications to provide services to an ISP and mobile network operator in Juba, South Sudan. Mada has signed up for ...

South Sudan to crackdown on counterfeit mobile phones

Published 26 Oct 2016 15:45 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan has started developing a system to verity all mobile phones entering its territory in a bid to weed out counterfeit handsets, reports Xinhua. The Director General ...

South Sudan telcos up tariffs to SSP 3.9 per minute

Published 18 Oct 2016 11:20 CET | South Sudan

South Sudan operators MTN, Vivacel and Zain have told their subscribers that communication tariffs will increase to SSP 3.90 per minute from 19 October, reports Radio ...

RCS invests in O3b Networks capacity upgrade

Published 04 Oct 2016 13:40 CET | South Sudan

O3b Networks has announced an agreement with South Sudanese ISP RCS-Communications to more than double its bandwidth capacity over the next two years and to implement the ...

Zain South Sudan sacks staff and cuts operations

Published 26 Aug 2016 12:41 CET | South Sudan

Zain South Sudan has reduced operations and cut its number of expatriate staff in an attempt to survive an economic crisis spurred by more than two years of civil war, ...