Ethio Telecom to offer 4G Service in Addis Ababa

EthioTelecom Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethio Telecom will begin offering 4G service in Addis Abeba in the coming month following the completion of the Telecom Expansion Project (TEP), with the rest of the country expected to follow within a year. Ethio Telecom made the announcement during a press conference at its headquarters on Churchill Avenue on […]

Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa. The introduction of the service is part of a $1.6 billion deal signed in July and August between the Ethiopian firm, Huawei […]

Ethio Telecom signs $800 million deal with China’s ZTE

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia has signed an $800m (£510m) deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to expand its mobile phone network, state-run Ethio Telecom has said. The agreement would help double the number of mobile phone subscribers to more than 50 million and increase 3G internet access nationwide, it said. Most people in Ethiopia do […]

Ethiopia telecom to remain a state monopoly

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, whose country applied for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession in 2003, has opposed the liberalisation of the telecom sector. Mr Hailemariam has said the sector would remain a government monopoly, in order to generate revenue for a railway project. Speaking at the National Business […]

Chinese companies get Ethio Telecom contract

ZTE Addis Ababa – Ethiopia plans to give a $ 1.3 billion contract to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure to two Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei Technologies after they submitted bids two months ago. The Ethiopian Communication and Information Technology (Ethio Telecom) company on Friday announced the two Chinese firms were the preferred bidders. Ethio Telecom said it will sign […]
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