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Ethio Telecom splits network infrastructure into five divisions

Published 05 Aug 2020 11:27 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has split its network infrastructure department into five divisions for service efficiency as it prepares to remain competitive after the liberalisation of the ...

Ethio Telecom FY revenue rises 31%, customer base up 6%

Published 04 Aug 2020 09:17 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has reported a 31.4 percent increase in revenue to ETB 47.7 billion for the year ending 30 June compared with the same period in 2019, boosted by network ...

Netblocks says internet shutdown cost Ethiopia over USD 100 mln

Published 29 Jul 2020 13:05 CET | Ethiopia

The economic impact of blackouts is calculated using the tool developed by the Internet Society and Netblocks. The tool combines telecom industry and development indicators ...

Strong Roots Ethiopia picks Eutelsat Ku capacity for new DTH service

Published 29 Jul 2020 11:06 CET | Ethiopia

Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service have concluded a Master Service Agreement for Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat's 8 West ...

Canal Plus selects Eutelsat's 7C satellite to launch DTH platform in Ethiopia

Published 28 Jul 2020 11:01 CET | Ethiopia

Eutelsat announced a multi-year contract for Ku capacity on its 7C satellite with Canal Plus to support a new DTH pay-TV service that the broadcaster will launch in Ethiopia ...

Ethiopian govt appoints Deloitte to advise on privatisation of Ethio Telecom

Published 22 Jul 2020 11:00 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government has hired Deloitte & Touche as its transaction advisor for the planned partial privatisation of Ethiopia Telecom, reports The Reporter. Other bidders ...

Ethiopia partially restores internet services after 2-week cut-off

Published 17 Jul 2020 14:25 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia has restored the internet in some parts of the country, according to monitoring group NetBlocks. By 14 July, exactly two weeks since the outage, users of fixed and ...

MultiChoice and ViacomCBS Networks Africa offer some Nick Jr output in Amharic in Ethiopia

Published 01 Jul 2020 10:14 CET | Ethiopia

MultiChoice and ViacomCBS Networks Africa have introduced the Amharic language to Nick Jr, the educational, pre-school channel from Nickelodeon, as part of DStv's efforts to ...

Ethiopian regulator receives 12 bids for 2 telecoms licences

Published 29 Jun 2020 09:29 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) said twelve foreign companies have submitted bids for two new full-service telecommunication licences. The ECA declared that it ...

Ethiosat TV starts 8 educational TV channels as coronavirus keeps schools closed

Published 25 Jun 2020 13:29 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) and Regional Education Bureaus (REBs) with the support of UNICEF, Save the Children and SES, have launched nine educational ...

Orange formally expresses interest in Ethiopian market by deadline

Published 25 Jun 2020 10:22 CET | Ethiopia

Orange Group has reaffirmed its interest in Ethiopia's telecoms market, as the call for expressions of interest (EOI) by the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) at the ...

Vodafone seeks partners in bid for Ethiopia licence

Published 22 Jun 2020 15:01 CET | Ethiopia

Vodafone has started forming partnerships ahead of making an offer for the new licenses to be awarded by Ethiopia, which is opening its telecom industry to international ...

Safaricom submits expression of interest in Ethiopia licence

Published 15 Jun 2020 09:42 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom has bid for one of the two telecommunications licences available in neighbouring Ethiopia, The Standard reported. Safaricom said it has submitted an ...

Helios Towers eyes African expansion using USD 450 mln new funds

Published 12 Jun 2020 09:43 CET | Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco

Helios Towers plans to use about USD 450 million in newly raised funds to expand into African countries including Ethiopia, reviving an expansion plan that was put on hold by ...

Ethiopian govt offers 40% of Ethio Telecom to international operators, 5% to public

Published 27 May 2020 09:49 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Ministry of Finance has decided to offer a 5 percent stake in Ethio Telecom to the public, with a cap on the number of shares an individual can buy, reports Addis ...

Ethiopian Communication Authority seeks bids for new telecom licences by 22 June

Published 22 May 2020 10:49 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for two new telecommunications licences. It said it would proceed with privatisation ...

Ethio Telecom donates ETB 100 mln to stop Covid-19 spread

Published 30 Apr 2020 13:44 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom said it has donated ETB 100 million to support the country's effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is also working to keep the public informed about ...

Ethiopia seeks public view on telecom licensing rules

Published 29 Apr 2020 15:23 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority has opened a two week consultation on proposed rules for licensing new entrants into the country's telecom sector, alongside related ...

Ethio Telecom brings in 3 bundles to support isolation during Covid-19 outbreak

Published 24 Apr 2020 10:29 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has introduced new services aimed at limiting the movement of people outside of their homes and decreasing the spread of the coronavirus, APA News reported. It ...

Ethiopia's Oromo region gets web and phone services back after 3-month blackout

Published 03 Apr 2020 12:40 CET | Ethiopia

Internet and voice services have been restored in several areas of the Oromo region in Ethiopia, which has been without connection for about three months, Ecofin reported. A ...

Ethiopian govt allows telecom firms to provide mobile money services

Published 02 Apr 2020 09:42 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia will allow non-financial institutions to offer mobile money services, opening up the business to telecommunication companies including the state-owned monopoly Ethio ...

Ethio Telecom to offer credit to boost smartphone ownership to 60% from 33%

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:27 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has announced plans to introduce a device financing model, offering customers phones on credit, Addis Fortune reported. The scheme also aims to upgrade ...

Ethiopian govt to spend ETB 188 mln to acquire ICT tools for 187 federal institutions

Published 20 Mar 2020 09:22 CET | Ethiopia

The Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) has awarded Imperial ICT Solution, National Marketers, Bridgtech and Maxi Tech the ETB 188 million contract to ...

Human rights group urges Ethiopian govt to end communications shutdown

Published 10 Mar 2020 13:01 CET | Ethiopia

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Ethiopian government immediately to lift the shutdown of internet and phone communications in the Oromia region. The HRW said ...

Ethiopia delays award of new telecoms licences

Published 27 Feb 2020 09:14 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia will delay the award of two telecoms licences to foreign mobile companies beyond March, responding to requests from interested bidders, Reuters reported. State ...

 




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