Golis Telecom Somalia

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Golis Telecom Somalia
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2002
Headquarters Bosaso, Somalia
Key people Ali Haji Warsame, CEO (until 2013)
Products Mobile services
Internet services
Fixed line
Website www.golistelecom.com

Golis Telecom Somalia (Somali: Shirkadda Isgaadhsiinta ee Golis Soomaaliya), shortened to Golis, is the largest telecommunications operator in northeastern Somalia. It was founded in 2002 with the objective of supplying the country with GSM mobile services, fixed line and internet services. The firm has an extensive network that covers all the major cities and more than 40 districts in both Puntland and Somaliland.[1]

Flashback service[edit]

Flashback service is the practice of calling another mobile user while disconnecting before the connected call is answered. It provides a method for mobile users to alert someone that they wish to be called, and is ideal for people who are either unable or unwilling to pay for the call. The method is cost-free for users, but not in terms of network bandwidth.

Other services[edit]

Golis Mobile offers other services such as XOGMAAL. XOGMAAL enables enquiring, emailing through the mobile, and searching the largest online encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as search engines such as Google. It also allows online checking of stocks, currency rate exchange and weather forecasts. Additionally, the service offers access to local Somali media, as well as international news channels like the BBC, Al-Jazeera and CNN.[2] According to The Economist, in 2005 Golis offered one of the cheapest international calling rates on the planet: at $0.20 USD, less than anywhere else in the world.[3]

In August 2011, the Salaam Bank also launched an independent (Kaaftoon) service partnering the institution with Golis Telecom Somalia.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golis Telecom Somalia Profile". Golis Telecom website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Xogmaal Service". Golis Telecom website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Somalia calling; Mobile phones.(Golis Telecom Somalia)". Economist. 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2005-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Salaam Puntland Bank Boosaaso oo soo bandhigtay Adeeg loogu Magac Daray "KAAFTOON"". Puntland Voice. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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