Over 90 groups call for Sudan telco infrastructure restoration amid Starlink shutdown concerns

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May 16, 2024

As war rages in Sudan, 94 humanitarian organisations have expressed concern that the potential shutdown of Starlink would have a “disproportionate impact on civilians and aid organisations trying to reach them.”

This development follows SpaceX’s announcement to cease operations in the country on April 30 due to telco objections, prompting the Ministry of Communications to file a complaint demanding the cessation of service due to the company’s lack of prior licences.

Meanwhile, telecom providers in the country have been struggling to regain full control of their services, which have been disrupted by damage to the country’s communications infrastructure, which has severely compromised their systems, resulting in unstable connectivity for voice and data services.

Via Techpoint