March 26, 2012 ·9 Comments
ERIGAVO(SomalilandPress)–SOMTEL has for the first time launched 3G network services in Erigavo and Las-Anod this week, the company which provides telephone services, internet and mobile in all six regions of the country. On the 22nd of March SOMTEL launched it 3G mobile network services in Erigavo in a well attended ceremony which was held at the Hotel Mahuran, speaking during the occasion the head of SOMTEL in Sanag region Mr Ahmed Ibrahim said that SOMTEL is the only national company which traces its roots in Erigavo, the place where it was first founded and the company provides a wide range of services committed in satisfying the needs of its customers.
Elaborating on the benefits of 3G Mr Adan Abdillahi the regional coordinator at SOMTEL said, the service will enable SOMTEL to offer its subscribers a wide range of advanced network services while achieving a greater network capacity transfer rates and spectral efficiency. Mr. Abdinasir Awad (Donyo) who is the head of public relations at SOMTEL reiterate that SOMTEL is committed to focusing telecommunication development in Somaliland and that the 3G network provides a platform for distributing converged fixed mobile, voice data, internet and multimedia services. The governor of Sanag region Adan Deria Egal communicated with authorities in Hargeisa 700 km away via live video conferencing using the 3G technology, among those present at the luncheon were the deputy Mayor of Erigavo Mohamud Awad Du’ale, Prof Jama Hassan Hussein the Chancellor East Africa University and Mohamud Du’ale Anwar the Chancellor of Sanag University.
Meanwhile SOMTEL has launched similar 3G network service in Las-Anod, during the luncheon held in the University of Nugaal conference hall which attended leaders, academics, religious leaders media and the public. The luncheon was opened by Sheikh Saeed Ahmed Adar who recited verse from the holly Quran, addressing those attending the luncheon the head of SOMTEL in Las-Anod Farah Ali Mohamed gave a brief summary for the services SOMTEL provides to the people of Sool region. On the other hand, the head of public relation Mr Abdinasir gave an introduction of 3G network service in which 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.
Mrs Zamzam Mohamed speaking on behalf of civil societies based in Sool region praised SOMTEL for their role in supporting various projects in Sool and she also pointed out that SOMTEL should given be an equal employment opportunities.
The vice chancellor of Nugaal university said the introduction of 3G network service will enhance the standards of education in Sool region, he also appealed to SOMTEL management to provide the learning institution with a fully 3G network service facility.
SOMTEL just recently broadcasted the national football tournament live all over Somaliland and also the basketball tournament using 3G network service to transmit live matches to the delight of thousands of viewers all over the country. SOMTEL was established in 2010 and since its inception customers 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, network and capacity expansion to enhance access and quality services.