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Ethiopia plans to issue two telecoms licenses by April 2020

Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 09:10 CET | News
In June, Reuters reported that Ethiopia would issue the licenses by the end of the year, quoting Ethiopian officials and telecoms executives with direct knowledge of the process. The issuing of licenses will end a state monopoly and open up one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets in the country of around 100 million. Vodafone, MTN, Orange and Etisalat are likely to be among the leading contenders vying for entry into the Ethiopian market. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Etisalat / MTN / Orange / Vodafone
Countries: Ethiopia
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