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Hormuud: Connecting Somalia

Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc., more simply known as Hormuud, is a household name in Somalia. Established in 2002, it’s the country’s biggest telecommunications company, connecting people and playing a vital role in Somalia’s recovery.

Imagine a country rebuilding after a long period of conflict. Hormuud emerged in this crucial time, playing a key role in bringing Somalis back together. They did this by rebuilding the telecommunications infrastructure, which had been badly damaged during the civil war.

What services does Hormuud offer? It’s a one-stop shop for Somalis’ communication needs, providing mobile phone services, fixed line services, internet access, and even mobile banking. This comprehensive range has helped bridge the gap between families and friends, both within Somalia and abroad.

Here are some of Hormuud’s impressive milestones:

  • Pioneering spirit: In 2002, they launched Somalia’s first fixed line service, a vital step in reconnecting the country.
  • Staying ahead: They continued to innovate, launching Somalia’s first 3G network in 2008 and the first 4G network in 2017, ensuring Somalis stay connected with the latest technology.
  • Financial inclusion: Recognizing the need for financial services, they introduced EVC Plus, Somalia’s first mobile banking service in 2009, making financial transactions easier and more accessible for many.

But Hormuud goes beyond just providing services. They understand the importance of giving back to the community. Through the Hormuud Salaam Foundation, they support initiatives in education, healthcare, and other social development areas, contributing to a brighter future for Somalia.

So, the next time you hear the name “Hormuud,” remember them not just as a telecommunications company, but as a pillar of connection and progress in Somalia.