Zain launches 4G in South Sudan

8 Mar 2021

The South Sudanese unit of Zain Group has launched a commercial 4G network in the capital Juba. ‘In collaboration with the National Communication Authority (NCA), Zain South Sudan has launched its 4G internet service in Juba on Friday 5 March 2021,’ the Ministry of ICT and Postal Services announced on its social media page. Kuwaiti-owned Zain is South Sudan’s second largest mobile operator behind its only competitor MTN South Sudan, which is based in South Africa. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Zain had 1.05 million customers at the end of 2020, compared to MTN’s 1.70 million.