Juba is a booming capital caught up in the midst of building, construction, renovations since being established as the seat of Government for Southern Sudan and the capital of Equatoria state.
It is now being serviced by a selection of hotels and camps, including as well as bustling markets with banks, shops, restaurants and internet cafés.
Transport and transportation infrastructure is still largely non-existent in many areas. However, this is changing across many significant towns with road transport improving as areas get cleared of mines and security continues to improve on the growing road network.
Previously, air travel was associated with airlifts and food drops. This was primarily to support humanitarian operations that resulted in airfields all over Southern Sudan.
Since, the end of hostilities and signing of the CPA, a number of private companies have began flying to various locations inside South Sudan with Juba, capital of Central Equatoria State and seat of the Government of Southern Sudan, fast becoming a hub.
Outside of the capital, most towns – state capitals – have variance in facilities available.
Juba - capital of Central Equatoria State and seat of the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) - boasts a range of mobile phone service providers. They include the popular Gemtel, Mobitel and Sudatel.
However, the use of satellite phone services of Thuraya is far more extensive. It has a wider reach within the South due to satellite technology and is handy in many areas where there is no telecommunication set up.
Fixed lines are at present still considered a rarity in many areas.
Access to Internet services varys from state capital to state capital.
In Juba, Central Equatoria State, there are a number of cyber cafes from which one can access the Internet, including one near the Ministry of Telecommunications. Several hotels and tented camps also provide Internet services.
In Bor, Jonglei State there is one cyber cafe situated near the Bor Bus Park.
In Malakal, Upper Nile State there is one cyber cafe situated near the Malakal Port.