The telecommunication group has announced that it joined 112 mobile operators across 77 countries which are committed to the GSMA’s Humanitarian Connectivity Charter. The Charter, since it was launched in 2015, brings the telecom industry’s actors together to share best practices and experience of providing connectivity during wars, famine and natural disasters. The Charter is also endorsed by members of the international humanitarian community, including the UN and Red Cross.
In his opening speech during the GSMA M360 Africa, Mr Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, welcomed Sudatel to the group of operators who are already part of the GSMA’s Humanitarian Connectivity Charter.
CEO of The Sudatel Telecom Group, Tarig Hamza Zainelabdin, said “We have always been committed to improving people’s lives through the provision of quality and reliable telecom services. We are operational across Northern and Western Africa where unfortunately crises are frequent. We will continue to aim to keep our networks up and running in the most adverse of conditions as we know that connectivity is a lifeline for those affected.”
Given Sudan’s geographic location, Sudatel will keep playing a major strategic role in connecting Africa and the Middle East to the rest of the world. The company will be investing heavily in its domestic and pan-African operations during 2017 as demand for high-quality telecom services across the region continues to grow.