Zain-South Sudan finally launches 4G in Juba

Deputy Minister of Information Baba Medan Konyi and Zain officials at the official launch of 4G in Juba | Photo: Courtesy

Zain, the leading mobile operator in South Sudan, has unveiled its fourth generation (4G) cellular broadband network in the capital, Juba, the Ministry of Information announced this evening.

“In collaboration with the National Communication Authority, Zain South Sudan has launched its fourth generation Internet service (4G) in Juba on Friday 05.3.021,” the Ministry Information announced on Friday.

The launch of the advanced Internet technology was attended and witnessed by senior government officials and partners.

4G is one of the fastest and most reliable mobile technology that follows 3G and 2G cellular networks.

The launch of 4G in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, is not just good news for the people of South Sudan, but it is also a relief to millions of subscribers who rely solely on 3G which is no longer used in major parts of the world.

4G technology builds upon what 3G offers but does everything at a much faster speed.

Latest: MTN finally launches 4G generation in the capital, Juba

December 3, 2020 (Thessherald)–As citizens struggle with limited internet access across all parts of the country – the second largest mobile operator, MTN has announced the launch of 4G generation and affirmed its commitment to expanding its coverage to more than 70 locations in the capital, Juba.

“Today as we launch 4G, we celebrate again the resilience and strength of the people of South Sudan,” the mobile operator said in a statement on Thursday, adding that “4G is here to open new doors because at MTN we believe everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life.”

“During the launch event MTN CEO Gordian Kyomukama announced the launch of over 70 sites in Juba with a commitment to provide 100% 4G coverage in Juba as well as to extend to other parts of the country in 2021.”

MTN, South Sudan’s second largest mobile operator, has come under fire for its poor connectivity and high data consumption on the Internet.

What’s 4G?

4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. It follows on from 3G (third generation) and 2G (second generation) mobile technology.