African countries attract many entrepreneurs who want to make money on termination using VoIP GSM equipment. Should South Sudan be chosen as a destination for voice traffic landing? Let’s discuss the situation in the country's telecommunications market and opportunities for starting a business in the field of termination.
South Sudan separated from Sudan in 2011. Having become an independent state, it was deprived of investments for a long time and now has one of the least developed telecommunication markets. In the future, this will open up broad investment opportunities, but the course of events was negatively affected by civil war.
Mobile penetration is low in the country - 14%, with a population of about 13.1 million (approximately 1.84 million connections). This is the lowest indicator on the African continent.
There are three mobile operators in the market:
- Sudani (a brand of Sudatel).
In 2016, MTN and Zain lost a large number of subscribers. In 2018, there was an increase in the subscriber base due to the attraction of VivaCell customers (this company was closed due to non-payment of taxes).
In the near future, a strong growth in the telecommunications market, in particular, in the mobile services sector, is likely. However, this is possible only under the condition of solving political and economic crisis in the country. Currently, there is a high level of poverty and a low level of literacy in South Sudan, which negatively affects the development of the telecommunications market. At the same time, international financial assistance can help improve local communications infrastructure.
You can try starting a business in the field of voip wholesale traffic termination in South Sudan, there is a fairly good average rate (7 cents per minute) in this direction. But little information is available about the cost of SIM-cards and cellular communication in this country, so you should clarify these details in advance.