by Ismail D. Osman
Tuesday April 11, 2023
Hormuud Telecom has been providing telecommunications
services to Somalia for over 20 years. The company was founded in 2002 and has
since grown to become one of the country's largest telecommunications
providers, offering a wide range of services such as voice, data, and mobile
Hormuud Telecom has been instrumental in the
development of Somalia's telecommunications industry, which has been critical
to the country's economic growth and social development. The company has made
significant investments in modernizing the country's telecommunications
infrastructure, including the deployment of fiber optic networks, which has
helped to improve the quality and reliability of telecom services.
Hormuud Telecom has been involved in several social
and philanthropic initiatives in Somalia, in addition to providing
telecommunications services. The company has built hospitals and clinics,
established schools, and provided scholarships to students, and contributed to
relief efforts during times of crisis.
Despite operating in a difficult environment, Hormuud
Telecom has remained committed to providing Somalis with high-quality
telecommunications services. Its success demonstrates the Somali people's
resilience and determination, as well as the critical role that
telecommunications plays in driving economic and social progress in the
Hormuud Telecom also runs Hormuud University, a
private university in Mogadishu, Somalia. The university was founded in 2014
with the goal of providing high-quality education to Somali students,
particularly in the fields of engineering and technology.
Hormuud University provides undergraduate and graduate
programs in engineering, computer science, and business administration. The
university places a strong emphasis on hands-on training to provide students
with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
Hormuud University's main goal is to produce highly
trained engineers who can help drive the development of Somalia's
telecommunications and technology sectors. The university collaborates closely
with Hormuud Telecom to ensure that its curriculum is relevant to industry
needs and that graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce.
Hormuud University is assisting in the development of
a new generation of highly skilled professionals who can contribute to the
growth and development of Somalia's economy through its programs and
initiatives. Its role in producing highly trained engineers is critical, as
this is an area of critical need for the country's ongoing development.
Ismail D. Osman: Former Deputy
Director of Somalia National Intelligence & Security Agency (NISA) – Writes
in Somalia, Horn of Africa Security and Geopolitical focusing on governance and
security. You can reach him [email protected] @osmando