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Thuraya’s business connection service launches in South Sudan

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Thuraya, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company P.J.S.C. (Yahsat) is a public company listed on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, offering multi-mission satellite services in more than 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia provider, on Tuesday officially launched its services in South Sudan as part of an ambitious strategy to expand its market in the region.

Thuraya has partnered with South Sudan’s Gate for Technologies (G4T) Company, which will act as the local service provider offering a diverse range of products and solutions to cater to the mobile communication needs of the country’s populace.

Thuraya’s services encompass voice calling, SMS messaging, data services, and location-based services.

Elijah Alier Kuai, the Managing Director of South Sudan Media Authority, expressed his commitment to driving policies that will foster development in the communications sector.

“We are delighted today to announce Gate for Technologies as the official representative of Thuraya in South Sudan. Thuraya is set to bridge the connectivity gap in areas where access has been a challenge,” he declared. “As the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services, we are dedicated to spearheading policies that will accelerate progress in the communication sector.”

Meanwhile, Sami Hagana, Thuraya’s Associate Vice President, emphasized the core objective of the launch which he said is to extend their network services to benefit the South Sudanese population.

“We have ventured into South Sudan to expand our network and services and we are excited to collaborate with Gate for Technologies as our partner,” he said.

At the same function, the Director General of the National Communication Authority (NCA), Napoleon Adok Gai, highlighted the pressing need for improved connectivity in the country.

“We acknowledge Thuraya’s significant contributions, particularly in South Sudan, where communication has historically been a challenge across vast regions,” he stated. “To this day, we estimate that 60 percent of our country’s population still lacks access to reliable communication.”

Thuraya’s entry into the South Sudanese market marks a significant step toward bridging the digital divide and improving communication infrastructure in the region. The partnership with Gate for Technologies Company is expected to facilitate access to Thuraya’s cutting-edge mobile services for the benefit of a substantial portion of South Sudan’s population.


Thuraya’s business connection service launches in South Sudan are incredibly important for the country’s development and economic growth. By providing reliable communication services, Thuraya will help create opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors. This will allow more people to access the resources they need to make the most of opportunities in South Sudan, and help the country move forward.

on, Tuesday, Thuraya Business Connection service has launched in South Sudan for the first time. The service provides access to fast, reliable and secure internet connectivity on Thuraya’s satellite network, allowing businesses to access the internet, conduct video conferencing and run their business operations in places where terrestrial networks are not available.

In South Sudan, communication remains a challenge in many parts across the country. Until today, Country believe in 60% of the country still inaccessible. Still has no communication. In humanitarian interventions. And, The availability of communication sometimes determines life or death for other people.

In South Sudan, the national communication Authority is the body mandated by law to represent South Sudan in the international telecommunication Union, where telecommunication as a shared resource is coordinated. It is in that context that the national communication authority issues a license for agency Being an agency of try and South Sudan is not a monopoly

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