Somalia affected by net shut down due to maintenance

Somalia’s largest telecommunication provider has announced an internet services shutdown on Saturday.

According to a statement by Hormud Telcom, the interruptions were caused by maintenance-related issues.

“Dear Customers, we are sorry to inform you that the internet will be shut down for maintenance purposes by the cable operator for an unspecified period of time.”

The company said it will provide backup internet for its subscribers.

“Please bear with us while the problem will be resolved. We will provide backup internet to our customers where possible.”

According to the Mobile Data Pricing 2020 Report by, Somalia comes as the 7th country in the world and the first country in Africa where the average cost of 1GB of the internet is the cheapest


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