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One of the world's youngest nations launches first locally-owned MNO

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 13 July 21

South Sudan’s Digitel Network is set to become the first domestically owned telco in the fledgling country, which celebrates 10 year’s of independence this year

South Sudan first became a sovereign nation in January 2011, seceding from Sudan following an independence referendum that saw almost 99% vote for independence.    By October that year, four pre-existing telcos had received operating licences: Kuwaiti operator Zain, South Africa’s MTN, the Gambia’s Gamtel, and Vivacell, owned by Lebanon&rsquo…

South Sudan first became a sovereign nation in January 2011, seceding from Sudan following an independence referendum that saw almost 99% vote for independence.    By October that year, four pre-existing telcos had received operating licences: Kuwaiti operator Zain, South Africa’s MTN, the Gambia’s Gamtel, and Vivacell, owned by Lebanon&rsquo…

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