The Sixth Scientific Conference On TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR DEVELOPMENT, Khartoum, 8-10 April 2003: Establishing Basic Levels of Technology Transfer for :Sudan Documentation and Library Services:Challenges and Opportunities /By: Rafaa Ashamallah Ghobrial||
5-2-1-1 Mobile cellular networks:
The GSM cellular network operator is Mobitel (1997) whose shareholders are Sudatel (40%) and local investors (60%). Mobitel main switch is co-sited at Sudatel central exchange, using optical fiber links to Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), with a 2 Mbps Sudatel line for international traffic. Its current coverage is Greater Khartoum, approximately 40 square kilometers, and there are plans to expand Mobitel services to Medani (180 km away) and Port Sudan (800 km away). Mobitel is working toward establishing international roaming with neighbouring Arab countries.