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Ethiopian govt plans to allow new telecom entrants to offer mobile money services - report

Published 05 May 2021 10:24 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia has pledged to allow prospective owners of new telecom licences to offer mobile banking services at some point after entering the market, Bloomberg reported, citing ...

Ethio Telecom launches TeleBirr mobile money service in May

Published 28 Apr 2021 09:30 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom will make a mobile money service called TeleBirr available to its subscribers from May, The Capital reported. The operator aims to consolidate its market ...

MTN Group says bid for telecoms licence in Ethiopia aligns with Ambition 2025 strategy

Published 27 Apr 2021 10:37 CET | Ethiopia

MTN Group confirmed that it is participating with equity partners in a bid for a telecoms licence in Ethiopia. MTN said this aligns with its Ambition 2025 strategy to capture ...

Ethiopian regulator receives bids for operating licences from MTN, Vodafone consortium

Published 26 Apr 2021 14:54 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian telecoms regulator said that it has received two bids for telecommunications licences from the MTN Group and a consortium led by Vodafone Group, including ...

Huawei to support ICT training in Ethiopia

Published 14 Apr 2021 12:48 CET | Ethiopia

Huawei announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ethiopia Jobs Creation Commission (EJCC) to cultivate local ICT talent. This should help students and ...

Ethio Telecom launches 4G Advanced in northwest Ethiopia

Published 06 Apr 2021 09:41 CET | Ethiopia

State-owned operator Ethio Telecom has launched its 4G Advanced service in the North West Region in cities including Bahir Dar, Debre Markos, Finote Selam, Bure, Dangila, ...

Ethiopian telecom regulator extends deadline for new licences until 26 April

Published 06 Apr 2021 09:35 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has again extended the deadline for telecom operators to apply for two new mobile licences, following a request by prospective ...

Redfox Solutions expects Ethiopian data centre to become operational in September

Published 18 Mar 2021 09:58 CET | Ethiopia

Redfox Solutions Group has begun the project to build Ethiopia's first private data centre in Addis Ababa and it will become operational in September, ENA reported. Redfox ...

Abyssinia Bank launches mobile remittance app CashGO

Published 10 Mar 2021 13:43 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Abyssinia Bank has brought out an application called CashGO to enable customers to send and receive money from abroad online at an affordable rate. Previously, ...

Ethiopian regulator poised to open telecom licence bidding

Published 05 Mar 2021 09:40 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) was due on 05 March to launch the final request for proposal (RFP) to issue two nationwide full service licences, Addis Fortune ...

Paga concludes arrangements to expand to Ethiopia and Mexico

Published 04 Mar 2021 09:59 CET | Ethiopia, Mexico, Nigeria

Nigerian payment services provider Paga says it has concluded arrangements to commence operations in Ethiopia and Mexico, ThisDay reported. Co-founder and head of business ...

Ethiopian govt may reconsider telecoms licence sale if offers too low

Published 04 Mar 2021 09:39 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a set amount that it expects to receive from the part-privatisation of the country's telecommunications industry, and could scrap the process if bidders do not ...

Ethiopian government prepares major digital foundation project

Published 03 Mar 2021 11:32 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MiNT) has finalised preparations to implement a digital foundation project worth USD 200 million, reports The Reporter. It ...

Ethio Telecom expands 4G network coverage

Published 02 Mar 2021 09:15 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom announced the launch of its 4G services to cities in the Oromia region close to Addis Ababa, Addis Fortune reported. The LTE expansion covers cities including ...

Orange Digital Centre opens in Ethiopia with German support

Published 25 Feb 2021 14:01 CET | Ethiopia

German development organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is collaborating with Orange, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the ...

AEB and EBC channels go live on Ethiosat at 57 degrees East

Published 24 Feb 2021 11:47 CET | Ethiopia

SES announced that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) ...

Ethio Telecom and ZTE expand 4G penetration

Published 22 Feb 2021 09:38 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom said that it has dramatically boosted the availability of 4G network services in Ethiopia, in a move that will see it extend LTE services to regions outside the ...

Ethiopian regulator denies bidders for new licences have been shortlisted

Published 19 Feb 2021 10:45 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has denied reports that bidders for telecoms licences have already been shortlisted. In a statement, it declared that to date, no ...

Ethiopia shortlists Safaricom for telecom licence bid

Published 18 Feb 2021 08:51 CET | Ethiopia

Kenyan operator Safaricom said it has made it to the shortlist of six firms that have been cleared to bid for one of two Ethiopian telecoms licenses scheduled to be offered ...

Ethiopian regulator extends deadline for telecom licence bids to 05 April

Published 02 Feb 2021 15:05 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia has extended the deadline for telecoms firms to bid for new operating licences to 05 April after requests from interested companies, the Ethiopian Communications ...

Airtel Africa rules out Ethiopian licence bid as it focuses on current markets

Published 01 Feb 2021 09:33 CET | Africa, Ethiopia

Airtel Africa will focus on expanding in the markets where it already operates and will not bid for licences in Ethiopia, Reuters reported. The Ethiopian government plans to ...

Ethio Telecom picks KPMG East Africa to evaluate business

Published 27 Jan 2021 10:24 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has hired KPMG East Africa to evaluate its entire business and this is expected to take eight weeks, Addis Fortune reported. It hired KPMG through a single ...

Ethio Telecom posts 12% rise in H1 revenues

Published 26 Jan 2021 10:21 CET | Ethiopia

State-run operator Ethio Telecom said its revenue increased by 12 percent to ETB 25.6 billion in the six months to 31 December 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, ...

Wingu.africa breaks ground on first hyperscale data centre park in Ethiopia

Published 15 Jan 2021 10:10 CET | Ethiopia

Wingu.africa, the pan-East African data centre operator, has broken ground to establish Ethiopia's first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre park, located in the ICT Park ...

National Bank of Ethiopia restricts electronic money transfers to 5 per week

Published 14 Jan 2021 11:21 CET | Ethiopia

The National Bank of Ethiopia has restricted electronic money transfers to five times from a single bank account per week, ITWeb reported. It said it supports the use of ...


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