Second wireless licence awarded

28 Oct 2003

According to Sudan’s official news agency SUNA, a fifteen-year GSM licence has been awarded to Bashair Telecom for USD177 million. The new cellco will compete with monopoly provider Mobitel, which provides coverage of Khartoum and a number of other cities. At the end of 2002 Mobitel, a joint venture between Sudatel and MSI Cellular, claimed 170,000 customers.

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