|South Sudan Appeals for investment in ICT sector|
|Wednesday, 12 November 2008 18:18|
The government of South Sudan has urged international investors to consider opportunities the country’s ICT sector.
IDG News reported today that Sudan is reaching out to Commonwealth nations to convince investors to tap into opportunities in the ICT sector, in the wake of a peace in the war-torn country brokered by the African Union (AU).
Major General Gier Chuang Aluong, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services announced that Sudan was ready for business, Aluong was speaking to the news agency at the sixth annual Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) forum this week in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
"The business vision for the new Sudan centres on the concept of decentralization. With strategic deployment of ICTs, remote areas of Sudan can access information to open opportunities and improve all forms of service delivery,” Aluong said.
Currently, telecom services provided in South Sudan include fixed telephony, Short Messaging Service (SMS), mobile roaming, Internet services and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite services.
Given the early state of telecoms development, the variety, cost and quality of service is reasonable, yet there is significant room for improvement." he said.