Wireless operator MTN Sudan has officially launched a new mobile switching centre (MSC) in Juba in southern Sudan. CEO of MTN Sudan, Hassan Jabber, said: ‘The development of Sudan in general and more specifically southern Sudan is of paramount importance to MTN. MTN is committed to extend its network coverage to provide the South Sudan consumer to cellular communication access, exciting offers for best value for money and telecom affordability.’ The company launched in Juba last year, and has since extended its network coverage to four other areas in the region and will soon launch its network in a further five.
MTN is also implementing a number of community development programs to promote economic development for the people in the region. Alongside the launch of the new MSC, the cellco has also launched ‘MTN Zone’ which allows customer to talk on the MTN Network with discounts of up to 90% at various locations within the coverage range. MTN Zone has successfully been introduced in other MTN markets such as Uganda, Congo, Ghana and South Africa. MTN joins Zain and Vivacell, owned by Lebanese-owned Fattouch Investment Group, to enter the market of southern Sudan.