The incumbent telecommunications operator Sudatel announced on July 3, 2018, the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with the Finnish telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia. The collaboration concerns the deployment of a very high speed telecoms network across Sudan. The two parties will test the Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies as well as Nokia’s fixed-line fiber optic portfolio to improve the mobile and residential broadband experience.
The tests of Sudatel and Nokia will begin first in Karthoum, the capital before being extended to the rest of the country. Tarig Zain El Abdein (pictured), Sudatel’s chief executive officer, says, “The contribution of Nokia’s expertise and technological innovation to Sudan is very strategic in executing our vision of becoming the most successful ICT provider. admired from Africa “. Following him, Pierre Chaume, the director of Nokia’s North and West Africa department, welcomed the agreement that will allow the company to present its expertise in ultra-fast broadband technology to the market.
For Sudatel, which has set itself the goal of becoming a converged services operator, 5G will enable the company to guarantee its customer base access to a wide range of innovative products that will enhance their ICT experience.