Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access

Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX). The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access. Nisha Goburdhan, an IXP expert from Packet…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Girls in ICT Day celebrated in Somalia with the launch of an ICT initiative

The event was aimed at drawing the attention of policy makers, academia and the business sector on the challenges faced by girls in ICT

International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in Mogadishu with the launch on an initiative to create gender parity in Somalia’s ICT industry. Organized by Fursad .so in partnership with Somalia’s Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) and Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology, the event was aimed at drawing…

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Cabinet endorses director of Somalia’s Communications Authority

Minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, thanked the Cabinet for the endorsement of the director who will lead Somalia’s first communications regulator

The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia’s Communications Law 2017. Speaking after the endorsement, the minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, thanked the Cabinet for the endorsement…

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Ministry of Telecom organizing conference for Djiboutian, Somali telecom operators

The Djibouti African Regional Express undersea fiber optic cable is planned to run from Djibouti and Mombasa with planned branching units for Berbera, Bosasso, and Mogadishu

Somalia’s minister for post, telecom and technology after meeting with his counterpart in Djibouti said his Ministry is organizing in Mogadishu a conference for the telecom operators of Somalia, Djibouti Telecom/Government in late March to discuss collaboration in the Djibouti African Regional Express (DARE) project. The DARE undersea fiber optic…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Somalia: Minister of Post and Telecom calls for independent, effective Communications Authority

The Minister thanked the World Bank for facilitating the technical support to the establishment of the National Communications Authority

The Minister for Post and Telecom, H. E. Eng Abdi Ashur Hassan, told that the number-one priority for the Ministry at this time is to establish a credible and effective regulatory authority that is operationally independent for carrying out its mandate and strong enough to regulate the sector. He was…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Somalia attends ITU conference with full voting rights for the first time in decades

The Minister was speaking at ITU conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Somalia is attending the conference - for the first in three decades

The Minister of Posts, Telecom and Technology has told that Somalia is no longer the only country in the world with no telecom regulation after the president signed the communications bill into law on October 2nd. The Minister was speaking at ITU conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Somalia is…

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Ministry of Telecom leadership relocates to Headquarters for the first time in 27 years

The Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mahdi Ghuled, has lauded the new leadership of the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology for successfully relocating their offices to the Ministry Headquarters for the first time in 27 years. Speaking after visiting the Ministry, H.E Ghuled said this decision would not only improve…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Deputy Prime Minister inaugurates Government Network Operations Center

The NOC is aimed at providing free Internet services to 26 federal government agencies in different parts of the capital Mogadishu

The Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mahdi Ghuled, has today officially opened the Network Operations Centre (NOC) of the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology (MPTT), the first of its kind for federal institutions. The NOC is aimed at providing free Internet services to 26 federal government agencies in different parts…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Upper House approves the National Communications Act

This makes the first act that is approved by this new House to Somalia’s legislative system

The Upper House of Somalia's parliament has today passed the National Communications Act, which was earlier passed by the National Assembly on August 9, 2017. The Act was approved with 39 of the 40 sitting members voting in favour after serious discussions in the last couple of days. This makes…

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Telecom Ministries of Somalia and Djibouti agree on cooperation

The ministers of posts and telecommunications of Somalia and Djibouti, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and H.E. Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, have issued a joint statement on a four-day official visit of Somalia minister to Djibouti. The main purpose of the minister and his delegation’s four-day visit was to strengthen the bilateral…