SOMTEL one of the leading telecommunication company in Somaliland has today announced a massive reduction of all international call rates; this was announced today by the Head of Marketing and Sales at Somtel Abdinassir Haji Saleban.

Mr. Abdinassir was accompanied by the deputy head of marketing and sales Mr. Ahmed Nuh Said, head of public relations Abdinassir Awad Muse and other top executives at the company.

The head of marketing and sales Mr Abdinassir speaking to the press revealed that the company is always committed to provide the best and advanced communication services our customers, Mr Abdinassir Said as of 21st April, 2012 Somtel will lower the rates of all international calls although this is not the first time we at Somtel believe that by reducing the costs of telecommunication we will enable people with modest means to take advantage of the transformative communication.

Mr Abdinassir said SOMTEL will from now on charge $1 for 20 minutes Airtime 24 hours for all international calls compared to before when we used to charge $1 for 20 minutes from 6:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m, the new charge will apply for both calls made from a mobile and landline.

Mr Abdinassir said there is no doubt SOMTEL was the first company to Introduce 3G network service in the country , he said 3G network features a wide range of services, advance network capacity and increased information transfers high capacity data transmission that would support video streaming and web browsing capabilities.

SOMTEL just recently broadcasted the national football tournament live from ALAMZEY STADIUM all over Somaliland and also the basketball tournament using 3G network service from to transmit live matches to the delight of thousands of viewers all over the country.

SOMTEL was established in 2010 and since its inception customer base has enabled the company gain a significant market share in the industry marking challenging for the market leadership. Growth in the industry is expected provision of value added services diversification and product innovations, and capacity expansion to enhance access and quality services.

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Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa