Development of ICT sector in Sudan placed the country in a foremost position in Africa and Arab region. The state of new technologies that enabled convergence of services with the looming attributes of Next Generation Networks rendered the consideration of the construction of a Telecommunications Tower a plausible idea. The Tower is intended to be a headquarter for the NTC and all related regulatory and monitoring activities necessary to fulfil the requirements of information society.
It was decided to erect a new landmark; a multi-storey intelligent tower utilizing advanced building management technologies. The tower is located in the eastern region of Khartoum on the Blue Nile beside the Manshiyya Bridge. Land area of the tower is 5000 square meters.The tower is designed of 29 storeys and a total height of 110 meters with a top 30 meter mast. The tower is considered the highest in the country. The construction area of the ground floor is 3000 sq. meters, the total construction area of all storeys is 32000 sq. meters. The tower was executed by a joint venture of AIN international (Sudan) and GAP (Turkey).
Tower construction works started in September 2005 and it was in full use in 2009. Inauguration of the tower was in 2010.
The tower has the following features and privileges:
- Facades with solar energy generation cells providing 20% of building needed energy.
- 6 lifts; 4 interior and two panoramic. Main and sideway staircases. A movable staircase for VIP’s.
- Information data control for the lifts intelligence.
- Complementary control range of management, inside-outside security and monitoring.
- Major conference hall with capacity of 280 persons. Minor meeting halls in relevant administrative wings.
- Modern cafeteria.
- Underground garage.
- Vitreous facade facing the Blue Nile.
- Three public gardens facing the Blue Nile.
- Locations for data centre, labs for metrology and type approvals, research and studies.