Digitel, a South Sudan-based telecommunications company, announced the successful launch of Digitel, a mobile network operator (MNO) in the world’s youngest country, on July 12, 2021, at the Digitel Data Center Complex, Juba.
Digitel, the country’s third MNO, is expected to accelerate connectivity to remote areas of South Sudan by providing quality mobile communication services and developing local ICT infrastructure at competitive prices. The first of its kind, the foundation for launching the MNO was designed by an expert team of Digitel employees around the world, supported by a strong partnership with the Creative Python project management team.
The historic milestone was unveiled by the Hon. President of South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit. The President expressed his pride in launching South Sudan’s first indigenous mobile network operator, Truly Junubia Spirit. The president believes that Digitel is committed to bringing mobile connectivity to remote areas of the country. As a result, he is considering tax exemptions for the business to support rural communities.
“The launch of our MNO services and products on the tenth anniversary of our independence shows that South Sudanese can contribute to a bright future for ourselves, our children and the next generation,” said the Hon. . Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information, Communications and Technology, who was also present.
Other dignitaries also included the President’s security adviser, government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, CEOs of various corporate institutions, representatives of Creative Python.
De Chan Awuol, Executive Vice President of Digitel, said: “Digitel has come a long way since its inception four years ago and is proud to deploy the latest 4G technology in Juba. This achievement is attributed to members of our professional team around the world. with a strong partnership with ZTE and Creative Python. “
Creative Python has been instrumental in providing the PMO launch function to Digitel at every phase of GSM network planning and deployment. The Creative Python Launch PMO worked alongside Digitel’s leadership team and its various business functions to ensure adequate and coordinated program management of the various holistically managed projects and business activities for a successful business launch.
Digitel will continue to work with its partners to introduce innovative products and services that meet the needs of every South Sudanese. Digitel plans to introduce mobile financial services, including mobile money, money transfers and online banking.
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