Sudatel to invest further in Sudan fibre roll-out

Sudatel’s president and CEO Tariq Hamzah Zein Elabdein has confirmed to Capacity that it will continue to invest in fibre in order to keep up with the growth of enterprises in Sudan.

The Sudanese operator is aiming to build on an impressive 2014, which saw the company grow net profit year-on-year by 67% to $50 million.  

“Sudatel will continue to lay fibre in order to meet ever-growing demand from both domestic businesses and MNCs who have started to come back,” said Hamzah Zein Elabdein.

The Republic of Sudan has a relatively advanced telecoms infrastructure for the North African region, with BuddeComm estimating that mobile penetration stands at 77%, fixed at 1.1% and internet at 30%.

Sudatel, which is 22% owned by the Sudanese government and is also backed by the likes of Etisalat, offers retail and wholesale services in Sudan. It has also expanded into West Africa with operations in Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana and Guinea Conarky, contributing to approximately 30% of the operator’s revenues.

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