Monday November 5, 2018
Somtel telecommunications, a mobile telephony company in East
Africa, has introduced a 3G/4G mobile network, and eDahab mobile money
transfer services to its customers in Mogadishu, Somalia.
the launch of Somtel’s new services that will provide fast internet,
voice and data services to towns and rural areas on Sunday, the company
announced a share offer to the public.
Somtel is a member of Dahabshiil Group which also operates Africa’s leading money transfer company.
eDahab facility, which will provide financial services through the
mobile phones, it expected to be a big boost to the burgeoning
e-business sector in the region.
Group founder and chairman Mohammed Said Duale said the introduction of
the Somtel services in Somalia was part of their wider plan to expand
its coverage beyond the Horn of Africa.
bring new and vital services, including the latest voice and data
services and fibre optic technology at competitive rates to customers in
Mogadishu and other places,” said Mr Duale.
“eDahab mobile payments and Dahabshiil Bank, which are compliant with
local and international laws, will ensure customers access more banking
and financial services. Customers will now access new and better
services at competitive rates.”
who attended the event included Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister
Mohammed Guled, former President Hassan Sheikh, Minister for Commerce
and Industry Abdi Hayir Maareye, Deputy Senate Speaker Abdi Hanshi and
Mogadishu Mayor Abdulrahman Omar among other top government officials.
at the event praised Somtel and Dahabshiil Group for supplying
fibre-optic technology and innovative telecommunication services.
They said that this would contribute to the development of the region besides generating new employment opportunities.
The officials said Somtel’s share offering will provide exciting investment opportunities to many people.