A 3G network has been launched by Somalia’s leading telecommunication operator Hormuud Telecom to allow mobile and computer based users to enjoy the fast internet service.
At a press conference during the launch, Hormuud Telecom chairman Mr. Ahmed Mohamud Yusuf said the 3G network would play a pivotal role in the development of Somalia’s recovering economy. He said after overcoming many obstacles they were pleased to have succeeded with the company’s yet most ambitious project.
The official added that Hormuud Telecom was bridging the digital divide between Somalia and the world. He used higher education as an example saying that with the new technology it was now possible for local universities to connect with international institutions. He explained the services and features to media and attendees in Saturday’s launch in Mogadishu’s Shamo Hotel.
Mr. Yusuf reiterated that Hormuud Telecom Somalia remains as one of the leading innovative operator in the country, which already provides services such as E-Voucher, EVC, EVC Plus, GPRS and international roaming. Apart from this, the company offers landline and mobile banking system locally known as ZAAD Services.
Based in the capital Mogadishu, Hormuud Telecom is estimated to have $40 million working capital with over 600 shareholders and is the largest telecom operator in the country.