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.
4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. It follows on from 3G (third generation) and 2G (second generation) mobile technology.
November 2, 2020 (Thessherald)–On Sunday, the mobile network operator, Zain network resumed its normal operations in Nasir County, Upper Nile State after a temporary shutdown caused by a technical glitch in the system.
Speaking exclusively with Thessherald on Sunday, Stephen Gai Kak, a senior staff member working for the Global Network of Knowledge and Empowerment Agency (UNKEA), a national organization operating in South Sudan, confirmed that the network has returned to normal after a brief shutdown.
“UNKEA transported Zain company today [November 1, 2020] from Ulang to Nasir town to restore Zain mobile network today.”
“Yes, I can confirm that the network has resumed and residents can now start their regular communications with loved ones in other parts of the world,” said Stephen Gai on Sunday.
Zain, the country’s leading mobile operator, provides voice and internet services to millions of subscribers.
April 30, 2020 (Thessherald)– South Sudan’s first Mobile Money service, m–GURUSH has launched its International remittance service on their Mobile Money Platform.
The service was launched by the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan Hon. Jamal Wani Abdalla. This is yet another ground breaking innovative feature that will enable customers to conveniently send money across Africa and beyond using their mobile phones.
Customers will now be able to send money across East Africa and beyond. The customers will be able to send this money digitally in form of US Dollars or South Sudanese Pounds from their m-GURUSH account from the comfort and safety of their homes.
The international remittance service will enable m-GURUSH registered customers to send and receive money to several countries across the globe using mobile money. “The service will be particularly beneficial to the South Sudanese living in East Africa who will now be able to receive money using the existing mobile money services such as m-Pesa in Kenya and MTN Mobile Money in Uganda. This will further spur socio- economic development in South Sudan and digitally connect South Sudan to her other East African Community counterparts. ” Hon. Jamal Wani Abdalla , the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan said as he officiated the launch of the service.
Depending on the recipient’s destination, the customer, can either send funds directly to a recipient’s bank account or to a mobile wallet. At the same time, the m-GURUSH International remittance service enables the South Sudanese in the diaspora in several countries around the world to send money home.
This is a fast, convenient and secure way to support loved ones by sending funds outside the country or receiving funds back home from outside the country.