JUBA, March 5 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan has launched its first ever 4G internet service that will boost connectivity in the country that previously relied on 3G broadband width since winning independence from Sudan in 2011.
Baba Medan Konyi, deputy minister of information and broadcasting, welcomed the launch of 4G internet services by Zain telecom services, adding that it resulted from concerted efforts of the government and Zain over the past years.
"It's the right time to have 4G internet since government is implementing the peace agreement, it will make communication easy among the people as we are going to disseminate messages of peace across the country," said Konyi during the launch in Juba on Friday.
He added that the government will provide security to all mobile operators to ensure improved internet service in the country.
Khalid Abdalla, chief executive officer of Zain South Sudan, said that they are committed to deliver the highest standard customer experience.
"We are delighted in making the best network in South Sudan even better. The 4G internet broad bandwidth places South Sudan among countries offering advanced mobile data services," said Abdalla.
Abdalla disclosed that they will be working closely with government institutions to roll out 4G internet services.
He added that Zain is keen to migrate its customers to the latest digital technology, with 4G also set to bolster the mobile experience of 3G services by adding additional network capacity. Enditem