Sudatel plans FTTH network, selects Liquid Telecom

Sudatel and Liquid TelecomSudatel Telecom has selected Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, to build new FTTH networks across Sudan.

Tarig Hamza Zain Alabdeen, CEO of Sudatel Telecom, and Nic Rudnick, group CEO of Liquid Telecom, signed the FTTH agreement.

Liquid Telecom earlier built similar FTTH networks in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda delivering speeds initially up to 100Mbps.

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Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdein, CEO of Sudatel Telecom, said: “Our partnership with Liquid Telecom will enable us to provide a FTTH network which will help uplift people’s lives through our region’s economic development.”

By investing in Sudan’s telecoms infrastructure, Sudatel and Liquid Telecom will help raise the quality of network services in the country while also increasing competition in the local market.

Liquid Telecom has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km in Eastern, Southern and Central Africa, where it is delivering quality and affordable broadband to homes and businesses through its FTTH services.

Nic Rudnick, group CEO of Liquid Telecom, said: “We will 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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