Press Release

Zain Sudan and Telenor announced the signing of a global connectivity agreement that will enable Zain Sudan to provide LTE Roaming services. Through this agreement, Zain Sudan can now offer worldwide 4G coverage, which enables their subscribers and visitors to enjoy high speed data when roaming. Zain Sudan can reach a worldwide LTE coverage through Telenor’s IPX connectivity network and is the first operator to enable 4G in Sudan covering most of the country.

“We have a long-standing and important relationship with Telenor. Their extensive 4G coverage combined with their experience of LTE deployment is of significant importance to provide all our roaming customers with the desired roaming experience” says Osama Kahin, COO Zain Sudan. “Partnering with leading LTE companies such as Telenor, helps us to be the pioneer in launching LTE roaming in the country and we see that we often are the first choice for Sudanese business men and tourists.”

“We are delighted to have strengthened our relationship with Zain Sudan and that this agreement will ensure consistent user experience for both companies’ subscribers at all times”, says Harald Krohg, CEO of Global Wholesale in Telenor. “Speed and quality will be even more important in the years to come and Zain Sudan’s roamers now enjoy the same superior experience as they do at home. We are looking forward to explore new services together with Zain Sudan.”

About Zain Sudan

Founded towards the end of 1996 Zain- Sudan is the first and largest mobile telecom operator in Sudan, and the fourth company to launch mobile services in North Africa. In September 9th 2007, the Sudanese Mobile Telephone Company come to be part of Zain group a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries, operating in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon (MTC Touch), and South Sudan providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 45.2 million customers as of June 30, 2017.

Zain Sudan mission is to provide services that exceed customers’ expectations, develop the communities in which it operates, boost Sudan’s economic growth and create unique value for its partners and shareholders. Today, Zain– Sudan is proud to own the biggest market share with more than 13 million active customers. Zain– Sudan succeeded in strengthening its relationship with the Sudanese communities by remaining proactive, providing innovative services, contributing to the country’s development and progress in addition to extending its coverage to reach more than 90% of the total population. The Sudanese Mobile Telephone Company Ltd. (Zain) provides 2G and 3G mobile phone services and at the beginning of 2016 Zain – Sudan launched the 4G LTE technologies to become the first operator launching this technology nationwide.

About Telenor

Telenor Group is a leading telecommunications company across Scandinavia and Asia with 172 million customers and annual sales of around USD 14 billion (2017). We hold #1 or #2 positions in most of our markets. Majority ownership of all core assets enables strong governance and global scale benefits. We are committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies. Connectivity has been Telenor’s domain for more than 160 years, and our purpose is to connect our customers to what matters most. Telenor is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TEL. For more information, see

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