Digitel tests 5G in South Sudan

Digitel tests 5G in South Sudan
Digitel tests 5G in South Sudan

(Ecofin Agency) – Launched in 2020, Digitel owned exclusively by South Sudanese citizens. The mobile operator competes with the South African MTN and the Kuwaiti Zain.

The South Sudanese telecoms company Digitel announced on Thursday June 13 that it was carrying out 5G tests. The initiative should allow the mobile operator to assess its capabilities to provide commercial ultra-broadband services in the country. He already promises his subscribers “blazing speeds and unprecedented connectivity“.

With ultra-high speed, low latency and massive connectivity, 5G will help deliver smart cities and advance healthcare solutions across all sectors of our economy. The network will enable our businesses to remain globally competitive, our government to deliver smarter public services, and our citizens to have a platform to explore and create like never beforesaid Jacob Maiju Korok (photo, right), Deputy Minister of Information.

Once commercially launched, 5G should allow Digitel to better meet the needs of its current customers and attract new ones. The telecoms operator will be able to better assert itself in a market of around 11.2 million inhabitants where it is in particular competition with the South African MTN and the Kuwaiti Zain.

According to data platform DataReportal, the country had 1.36 million Internet users at the start of 2024 for a penetration rate of 12.1%. The country also had 3.97 million subscribers, a penetration rate of 35.5%.

Isaac K. Kassouwi

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06/07/2024 — Bayobab plans to deploy a fiber optic network in South Sudan

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