Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLVII

No 48

29-November-2004

TELECOMS

Etisalat-Led Consortium Wins Sudan Phone License

An Etisalat-led consortium, Kanartel, was awarded Sudans second fixed line phone license by the National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) after submitting the highest bid of Dh218.25mn ($59mn). The UAEs Etisalat, making up 40% of the consortium, will manage, operate and maintain the Kanartel network according to a five-year plan expected to create 2,000 jobs. Etisalat will...