At a glittering ceremony held in London, on the 25 th of October, the Sudatel Telecom
Group picked up the award for Best African Project at the annual Global Carrier Awards
Over the past 13 years, the Global Carrier Awards has become the biggest and most
prestigious awards event in the carrier community and celebrate excellence and
innovation recognizing the most exciting companies, projects and partnerships in
today’s dynamic wholesale carrier industry.
With a record number of over 225 entries submitted for this year’s awards, all categories
were judged by an independent panel of telecoms analysts, industry experts and the
senior editorial team of Capacity Media.
Sudatel won for its involvement in the planning, construction and financing of a new
1500km East-West fiber route in Central Africa, between Port Sudan and Ndjamena, the
capital city of Chad. This link was long overdue and provides a new – and direct – route
for traffic between East and West Africa.
Sudatel beat off strong competition from Angola Cables and Ooredoo Global Services
to win the award. The other big African winner was Liquid Telecom which picked up the
award for Best African Wholesale Carrier.
This is the second triumph for Sudatel at the Global Carrier Awards: its data center in
Khartoum was named as the Best African Project in 2015.
Tarig Hamza Zainelabdin, CEO of The Sudatel Telecom Group, said “It’s fantastic that
our work has been recognized on the international stage. We will continue to invest and
expand our networks as we are committed to improving people’s lives through the
provision of quality and reliable telecom services.”
Given Sudan’s geographic location and the recent lifting of US sanctions, Sudatel will
continue to play a major strategic role in connecting Africa and the Middle East to the
rest of the world. The company will continue to invest heavily in its domestic and pan-
African operations during 2018 as demand for high-quality telecom services across the
region continues to grow.

Global Carrier Awards