Kuwait-based Zain Group through its local unit known as Zain Sudan has announced the commercial launch of 4G LTE services in the country.

Zain which was awarded its LTE licence in February  2016 by the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) will use a phased rollout, that will start with the capital Khartoum, Medani, Port Sudan and El Obeid.

The first rollout will be facilitated by Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson and is aimed at reaching around 20% of the population.

Huawei will come in when it comes to expanding LTE services to other regions in Sudan.

Sofar, almost 300 4G LTE sites have already been switched on.