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Companies team for ultra-broadband Sudan

Sudatel wants to facilitate e-government, e-health and other business and consumer services

The trials will initially focus on the capital city of Khartoum
The trials will initially focus on the capital city of Khartoum

Nokia and telecommunications and technology provider, Sudatel, are collaborating on delivery of ultra-broadband for Sudan which, as well as deliver high-speed voice, data and video and fixed and mobile packages, will be used for e-government, e-health and other applications. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum.


Under its 2020 Strategy, Sudatel is focused on transforming its fixed access and mobile service offerings. The companies will trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia’s fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan.


Nokia and Sudatel will conduct several different use-case tests using Nokia fixed and mobile technologies in Nokia Laboratories in Espoo, Finland and Antwerp, Belgium. With an initial focus on enhancing mobile data services in Khartoum, the companies will evaluate how the 5G-ready AirScale radio access portfolio, can increase capacity and speeds today while providing a path to 5G in the future.


In addition, Sudatel will leverage Nokia’s passive optical networking (PON) fibre solutions to enhance the residential broadband experience. The companies will conduct a high-speed fixed technology trial in Khartoum, starting this month.



Sudatel is pleased to sign this strategic technology partnership with Nokia for the development of leading ultra-broadband services in Sudan and contribute to enhancing the Broadband Development Index," said Tarig Zain El Abdein, president and chief executive officer, Sudatel Telecom Group. “Bringing Nokia’s technology expertise and innovations to Sudan is very strategic for us in the execution of our vision of becoming the most admired ICT provider in Africa."


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