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Safaricom shareholders approve plan for Ethiopia operations in 2022

Published 02 Aug 2021 10:40 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Safaricom shareholders have approved the setting up and incorporation of the Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, which will begin operation by 2022. Safaricom ...

Orange submits interest for stake in Ethio Telecom

Published 21 Jul 2021 09:01 CET | Ethiopia

Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom firm, Reuters reported citing Ethiopia's ...

Ethiopian regulator issues licence to Safaricom-led consortium

Published 15 Jul 2021 10:21 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) said it has issued a telecoms licence to the Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE), which has been incorporated as Safaricom ...

Ethio Telecom reports 18% rise in FY revenue, subscribers up 22%

Published 14 Jul 2021 10:15 CET | Ethiopia

State-run Ethio Telecom said its revenue increased by 18.4 percent to ETB 56.5 billion for the year ended 30 June, Reuters reported. CEO Frehiwot Tamiru said the company ...

Ethio Telecom signs up 6 mln Telebirr customers

Published 13 Jul 2021 09:27 CET | Ethiopia

State-owned operator Ethio Telecom says it recruited 6 million customers for its Telebirr mobile payment system in two months, The Herald reported. Ethio Telecom CEO Frehiwot ...

Global Partnership for Ethiopia appoints Soussa as MD

Published 05 Jul 2021 15:10 CET | Ethiopia

The Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE) has appointed Anwar Soussa as the managing director of its operating company in Ethiopia, effective 1 July. Soussa will report to ...

Ethiopian smartphone shipments rise 10% in Q1

Published 30 Jun 2021 11:17 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's smartphone shipments increased 9.8 percent in Q1 2021, according to a market monitor report by Counterpoint Research. The report says the growth was driven by an ...

Safaricom says Kenyan staff to help set up Ethiopia unit initially

Published 28 Jun 2021 10:19 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom will second its staff to run its Ethiopian operations for products and network development  to help it gain market share from state-owned Ethio ...

Safaricom plans to retain dividend policy despite Ethiopia cash demands

Published 28 Jun 2021 10:13 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom says it will maintain a dividend policy of paying out 80 percent of its net profit despite committing billions of shillings to expansion into ...

Ethio Telecom to roll out 4G for South West Ethiopia with Ericsson

Published 24 Jun 2021 11:55 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom is partnering with Ericsson to expand its 4G services into the South West region of Ethiopia during 2021. The service provider will use Ericsson Radio System ...

FightBox launches with Canal+ in Ethiopia

Published 18 Jun 2021 11:44 CET | Ethiopia

SPI/FilmBox and Canal+ Group have launched SPI's combat sports entertainment channel FightBox on the latter's platform in Ethiopia. It will be offered in English and made ...

Ethiopian govt invites expressions of interest for 40% stake in Ethio Telecom

Published 15 Jun 2021 10:25 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia has launched a tendering process for the sell-off of a 40 percent stake in state-owned operator Ethio Telecom to private investors, Reuters reported. Interested ...

Ethiopia ministry ties up with Internet Society to advance digital economy

Published 10 Jun 2021 15:28 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) and the Internet Society have announced a new collaboration they say will help advance the digital economy and drive ...

Fix & Foxi channel debuts on Habeshaview in Ethiopia

Published 10 Jun 2021 15:11 CET | Ethiopia

Foxi TV, an international children's and family channel operated by German media company Your Family Entertainment, has inked a deal with the Ethiopian streaming platform ...

Kenyan president urges Ethiopia to open up mobile money market

Published 09 Jun 2021 10:18 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Ethiopia to open up its telecoms sector to private mobile money business investors as part of its telecommunications ...

Safaricom consortium pays Ethiopian licence fee

Published 08 Jun 2021 11:07 CET | Ethiopia

The consortium led by Safaricom has paid the USD 850 million licence fee needed to start providing telecom services in Ethiopia, the Nation reported. Balcha Reba, the ...

Ethio Telecom launches 4G network in Dessie

Published 08 Jun 2021 09:55 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has launched a 4G network in the north east region of the country in the town of Dessie in Amhara state. The new service has been introduced in seven towns in ...

eSportsOne launches via Canal+ in Ethiopia

Published 07 Jun 2021 14:28 CET | Ethiopia

German broadcaster Sport1 has rolled out its international eSports channel eSportsONE on the new Canal+ pay-TV platform in Ethiopia. The launch takes place unjder a ...

Huawei, AAU launch Huawei ICT practice centre in Ethiopia

Published 03 Jun 2021 08:32 CET | Ethiopia

The USD 2.1 million investment of the project includes USD 1.9 million for training and demonstration equipment, and a Train the Trainer programme for teaching staff. ...

Ethio Telecom's Telebirr signs up 3 mln users

Published 03 Jun 2021 08:20 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom's newly launched mobile money service, TeleBirr, has signed up over 3 million mobile subscribers since its launch three weeks ago, Addis Standard reported. The ...

Huawei expands 4G services to northeast Ethiopia

Published 02 Jun 2021 11:12 CET | Ethiopia

Huawei said it has expanded 4G services to six northeast Ethiopian cities, Xinhua reported. The company said it partnered with state-owned Ethio Telecom to launch the ...

Ethio Telecom expands 4G network to Central East Region

Published 01 Jun 2021 11:27 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom says it has launched 4G services in its Central East Region, encompassing towns such as Harar, Haramaya and Aweday. CEO Frehiwot Tamiru said that the growing ...

MTN Group considers Ethiopian market again

Published 01 Jun 2021 09:47 CET | Ethiopia

MTN Group says its considering having another go at becoming a mobile operator in Ethiopia, after losing to Kenya's Safaricom-led consortium, reports Business Report, citing ...

Huawei launches sixth Global ICT Competition in Ethiopia

Published 31 May 2021 11:33 CET | Ethiopia

The sixth Global ICT Competition funded by Huawei has been launched in Ethiopia and is expected to attract 1,000 student participants. The winners of the national final will ...

Ethio Telecom launches 4G service in East Region

Published 28 May 2021 11:33 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has launched 4G services in the East region, encompassing towns such as Dire Dawa, Chiro and Aysha. CEO Frehiwot Tamiru said that the technology will enable ...


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