News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 24 on 2 June 2000

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NEWS UPDATE 24 - SUDAN: PROXY GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY IMPEDES GROWTH

2 June 2000

Sudan's number of telephone lines has increased nine fold since 1991. However internet connections have lagged far behind. A Government monopoly by proxy through the ownership of the country's only ISP is currently the largest obstacle to further growth. Al-Hajhamad reports on recent changes. If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to contribute, write and let us know. If you need information about a particular place or issue, just send your questions in. We are always happy to follow…