Bashair Telecom wins deal to set up new cellco

27 Oct 2003

According to the SUNA News Agency, Bashair Telecom, an Arab company registered in Sudan, has been selected to build and operate a mobile network to run in competition with incumbent cellco Sudanese Mobile Telephone Company (Mobitel). Bashair Telecom is believed to have inked a USD178 million 15-year deal with the state’s Telecommunications Corporation. Work on the new network will begin in the spring of 2004. The Bashair award follows a previous aborted attempt to set up a competitor to Mobitel.

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