HARGEISA — Local telecom giant, SomTel, has once more lived up to its reputation by providing free services to enable media houses to cover national events live transmission globally.
Indeed this onerous feat pioneered in this country by this company is
not for the first time, but surely, the umpteenth. Somalilanders
within the country were pleasantly marveled by surprise live radio and
TV transmissions from Burao’s Alamzey Stadium last year, just as those
in the Diaspora were equally elated.
Also memorable were the exhilarating moments when the annual national
celebrations last year was in livestream, a service they providently
contributed to again this year in a spirit of patriotism and the
enhancement of local social infrastructures.
On Friday 18th May 2012, the National Independence celebrations were
aired by the SLNTV, Horn Cable, Universal and Space Channel television
stations live from the public Independence Square grounds. So too did
the same stations transmit in the same mode the traditional evening
festivities held every year at the State House grounds in the
A terse press statement circulated by Somtel’s Public Relations and
Information department noted that the company is indeed a major
contributor to such public infrastructural services because of its
readiness to avail the ultra modern communication technologies to the
Wherever they are, the news hungry Somalilander populace will for a
very long while remember the live transmissions, including the public
debates aired from Hargeisa University, again courtesy of Somtel.
This company which is locally owned happens to be a major charitably
beneficent institution whose help has been likewise extends to health,
education and horde of other needs”.