Telecommunications in South Sudan

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Telecommunications in South Sudan includes fixed and mobile telephones, the Internet, radio, and television.



Operator/service provider Date of licence Technology Network Capacity Country wide Coverage Subscribers
Zain South Sudan 1 October 2011 unknown unknown unknown unknown
MTN South Sudan 1 October 2011 unknown unknown unknown unknown
Gamtel South Sudan 1 October 2011 unknown unknown unknown unknown
Vivacell 1 October 2011 unknown unknown unknown unknown


Radio and Television

  • Radio: Radio is the main source of news and information in South Sudan. Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005, over 30 FM radio stations have been set up across the country with the encouragement of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) run government. Radio networks and stations are run and funded by Government, Churches, community organizations, international NGOs and private businesses.[1]
  • Radio sets:
  • TV: The government-run South Sudan Television Station (SSTV) is based in Juba. It is the only functioning television station in the country. The SSTV broadcasts six hours a day in English and Arabic and can also be viewed on Satellite. The station runs a few small local TV stations in Aweil, Wau, Malakal and Rumbek. South Africa provides training for SSTV staff.[1]
  • TV sets:

See also


  1. ^ a b "South Sudan: Media and Telecoms Landscape Guide" (PDF). INFOASAID.

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