The training was commenced a welcome statement and objectives of the training from chairman of Somaliland National ICT commission Mr. Ali Abdullah Tahir.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company has praised Somaliland’s leading telecommunication Company Telesom for its mobile money banking and transfer service, Zaad Service during his speech at Sibos closing plenary in Boston on October 3, 2014.
In his speech, Bill Gates said, “Through innovation TELESOM has managed to introduce digital currency transfers and now Somaliland has one of the fastest growing Mobile money services where Company facilitated Somaliland people to send money through mobile phones.
Telesom was established in 2001. It has since become the leading provider of telecommunications services in the region. Telesom currently controls 90% of Somaliland's mobile subscribers, with the remaining 10% shared between the remaining operators. The firm provides a variety of mobile communication products and services including prepaid call plans, monthly subscription plans, international roaming, MMS, WAP (over both GSM and GPRS), residential fixed line services, broadband internet access as well as prepaid and postpaid 3G subscription services.