South Sudan to see high speed internet next year

South Sudan has not yet joined internet through a sub-marine cable system
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Rebecca Joshua, minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services in South Sudan, announced the introduction of high speed internet within a year. During a speech at the opening of a new ministry building, Joshua highlighted that the country is “one of only two African countries to have not yet joined the global super highway through a sub-marine cable system”.

The minister stated that they are attempting to connect to the coast through Eritrea, Ethiopia or Kenya within the next twelve months, or through Kenya via Uganda.

In South Sudan, most local, state and national government offices do not have internet access. The access is via satellite, which is slower and more expensive, compared to other countries in the region.

She said that the government will have its own bandwidth for its operations and added that “once installation is complete, all government ministries, departments and agencies from the national to the state level will have reliable internet communications.”

Joshua added that the government would establish a National Communications Authority (NCA) to regulate communications nationwide. She said they are currently recruiting candidates to lead this regulator. 

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