About us


SUMU mobile is committed to becoming one of most popular smart device and mobile internet service provider brand for consumers in global emerging markets especially in Africa. The SUMU brand is owned by Sylmedia and Sylla Engineering LLC, which are respectively based in Dakar, Senegal and Dallas, Texas. Both these companies are fully owned by the Sylla family. SUMU mobile is working relentlessly to provide high-quality, multi-branded smart devices with mobile phones as the core products. SUMU mobile has its operations scattered between Dallas, TX and Dakar, Senegal. The SUMU mobile platform is expected to be the backbone of an ecosystem that is connected by objects for different type of applications.





 Our Chief technical adviser 


Dr. Iboun Sylla has extensive experience as Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Blue Sahara Technologies, a company based in Dallas, Texas. Specializing in capacity building and engineering services in Telecommunications and wireless technologies space. As Product Marketing & Application Director with Palma Ceia Semi-Design, a US based IoT company; as business development Director for low-power RF products for Texas Instruments and as a Senior RF Design Engineer at Philips Research Laboratories and Texas Instruments. Dr. Iboun Taimiya Sylla is currently. Dr. Sylla holds a Bachelor in Telecommunications Engineering from ESPTT – Tunisia, a Masters in Microwave engineering and a PhD in Microelectronics – focused on wireless communication from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dallas, Texas. He has held several senior positions in multinationals such as Phillips (Holland) and Texas Instruments (Texas – USA), Palma Ceia Semi-Design. Dr. Sylla has participated in the development of several key products used by several companies such as Nokia, Samsung, Bosch, NTT-DoCoMo, NEC, Mitsubishi, Omron, Microsoft, Alibaba etc… Dr. Sylla is also a member of the “World Affairs Council of the Greater Dallas”, a non-partisan organization whose mission is to study and understand the evolution of the world’s economic and social policies and their impacts on the various economic sectors and social affairs of the state of Texas.



Corporate Social responsibility


As a socially responsible company we always support communities in which we operate our business. For SUMU Mobile It is important to give back to these communities. We decide to support our communities in three different ways:

– We are actively contributing to the emergence of young entrepreneurs in communities we serve by sponsoring seminars, workshops and training aiming at preparing the young people in starting their own business. Many young people are benefiting today from our scholarship and sponsoring in the effort to achieve their dream.  

– One activity in which Sylmedia is very active is the economic empowerment of women in rural areas. Each year close to a thousand of women take the opportunity we gave them to train in specifics activities such as bakery, tailoring, cereal transformation along with seed money provided to them to start their own business.

– SUMU Mobile is an active partner of the different communities in order to plant more trees to fight climate change. We therefore have been praised for our effort in reducing the deforestation.





Adress: Sénégal, Dakar

Tel: +00221 77 787 94 64

Email: sumu@mobile.com

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