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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 ...

Ethio-Telecom seeks to invest in financial sector

Published 13 Jan 2021 10:37 CET | Ethiopia

Ethiopia's Council of Ministers has amended the Ethio-Telecom establishment regulation to boost the firm's operations besides its traditional telecommunication service, The ...

Ethiosat viewers need to redirect satellite dishes on 01 January

Published 21 Dec 2020 22:48 CET | Ethiopia

To continue watching their favourite television channels, Ethiopian audiences will need to turn their dishes to point to Ethiosat at 57 degrees East from 01 January 2021, SES ...

Huawei plans to move regional office to Ethiopia from DR Congo

Published 18 Dec 2020 09:59 CET | Ethiopia

Huawei is positioning itself to get more business in Ethiopia as the economy opens up its telecommunications sector, Bloomberg reported.  Loise Tamalgo, Huawei's ...

Ethio Telecom faces obstacles for restoration of services in Tigray

Published 16 Dec 2020 14:26 CET | Ethiopia

Telephone connectivity has been restored in Ethiopia's Tigray region but Ethio Telecom has confirmed it "would be days" before the internet is reconnected due to damaged ...

US DFC lends USD 500 mln to Vodafone consortium for Ethiopian bid, USD 300 mln to Liquid Telecom

Published 15 Dec 2020 09:36 CET | Ethiopia

The US government's international Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has released USD 500 million to back a consortium of regional and international telecommunication ...

WebSprix to deploy Cisco Routed Optical Networking in Ethiopia

Published 11 Dec 2020 11:17 CET | Ethiopia

Cisco has announced that WebSprix, an IT products and services provider in Ethiopia, has selected Cisco's Routed Optical Networking for launch in the first half of 2021. The ...

Safaricom expects free M-Pesa transfers to be lifted by end of year

Published 10 Dec 2020 10:24 CET | Ethiopia, Kenya

Kenyan operator Safaricom expects to be able to end Covid-related price cuts at its M-Pesa business at the end of the year, Reuters reported. Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa told ...

Ethio Telecom resumes services in parts of Tigray

Published 04 Dec 2020 11:03 CET | Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has announced the resumption of telecom services in some parts of Tigray Regional State, where fighting has been going on for the last three weeks, ENA ...

Ethiopian regulator excludes fourth operator for 10 years

Published 03 Dec 2020 09:49 CET | Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has decided not to let a fourth operator enter the telecommunications sector for at least ten years, Addis Fortune reported. The ...


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