Kanartel, the consortium led by the UAE’s Etisalat, will soon begin work on Sudan’s second fixed-line telephone network and plans to provide 500 000 lines in the first year of its operation, Etisalat CEO Mohammed Omran said in a statement Wednesday.
Kanartel won the Sudan contract recently with a 45-million euro bid.
Etisalat owns 40% of Kanartel and will manage, operate and maintain the Kanartel network, Omran said. – Sapa-AFP
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