Hormuud Telecom

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Hormuud Telecom
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters Mogadishu, Somalia
Key people
Masud Mohamed Salad (CEO
Products GSM
fixed line
Retail banking
mobile banking
Number of employees
+5,000 (2016)[1]
Website www.hormuud.com

Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc. is a privately held telecommunications company based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

History[edit]

Hormuud Tower, the company's headquarters in Mogadishu

It started its journey in the world of communications in April 2002 from Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia and since then it has earned name and fame with over 5000 permanent employees and a varying number of temporary staff. The faith of people in Hormuud Telecommunication can be assessed by the fact that about 5000 Somali businesspersons have shares in our company.

We lead Somalia’s telecommunication industry with our state-of-the-art services, which include Mobile service (GSM), landlines and mobile linked internet services (such as Mifi4G, Adsl,W-dsl and Hotspot). We cover Southern and Central regions of Somalia and cater to people’s needs of communication. We are not only known for our reliable and expert services but for our charity too. For instance, our charity foundation (Hormuud Telecom Foundation) has been established to cater to Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs) with an agenda of poverty alleviation. It focuses on projects related to education and social developments.

Stockholders[edit]

More than 5,000 Somali investors have shares in Hormuud Telecom.[2]

Staff[edit]

Hormuud employs more than 5,000 full-time and part-time staff with different specialties. Among these workers are telecommunication engineering, customer service, sales and marketing, and finance specialists.[2][3]

Around 45% of the firm's personnel are engineers.[2]

Products[edit]

Tri-Band 3G[edit]

In December 2012, Hormuud launched its Tri-Band 3G service for mobile and internet clients. The first of its kind in the country, this 3G mobile telecommunications technology offers users a faster and more secure connection.[4]

Interconnection[edit]

In July 2014, Hormuud Telecom along with NationLink and Somtel signed an interconnection agreement. The cooperative deal will see the firms establish the Somali Telecommunication Company (STC), which will allow their mobile clients to communicate across all three networks.[5]

Hormuud Foundation[edit]

Hormuud Telecom Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc.  The Foundation provides a formal process for charitable contributions to communities, community groups and NGOs in Somalia who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country. The Foundation supports initiatives projects that provide sustainable solutions to the most pressing social challenges. Its specific focus areas are Education, Health, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Conservation, Arts and Culture, and Sports. The Foundation also responds to disasters and humanitarian emergencies.We want to make our inputs a sustainable difference to communities

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leading Telecommunication Providers in Somalia.". Hormuud Telecom. Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Somalia's Hormuud rings up telecom profits despite anarchy". Reuters. 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hormuud Telecom Extends Microwave Backbone Through Addition of Harris Stratex Networks Technology". PR Newswire. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Somalia gets 3G mobile service". Shabelle Media Network. 30 December 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hormuud, Somtel, Nationlink sign interconnection deal". TeleGeography. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 

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