South Sudan

Geographic Region (ITU/UN)

ISO 3166 Code

SS

M49 Code

728

MCC

659

ITU Member

Yes

ITU-R Region

Overview

South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. South Sudan is bordered by Sudan to the north, Ethiopia to the east, Kenya to the southeast, Uganda to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southwest, and the Central African Republic to the west. The country has been experiencing civil war since 2013, which has resulted in continual changes to areas considered under government administration.

South Sudan is a member of the ITU and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and Postal Services, and the National Communications Authority (NCA) is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.

News & Developments

Juba, March 20, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudan communication authority has suspended operations of Vivacell, citing noncompliance with regulations. The regulator said it acts on the directives of the ministry of information and other relevant bodies.