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Slew of telecom operators vie for Ethiopian market

In a bid to allow two new telecom operators join the Ethiopian telecommunications market, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA), together with the Ministry of Finance, have received expression of interests from major telecom companies.

Telecom operators invited to express interests in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA) has started accepting proposals and expressions of interest from telecom operators around the world in anticipation of the opening up of the Ethiopian Telecom sector, which is expected to introduce two more new independent operators in addition to the state-owned monopoly— Ethio Telecom.

 On reform track

The sole telecom operator, Ethiopia Telecom, has urged various government authorities and individuals to refrain from making erroneous statements on the on-going telecom reform program aimed at ending the state monopoly on the telecom sector.

Eutelsat joins race for Ethiopia’s telecom sector

The France based, European Organization of Telecommunications by Satellite S.A. (Eutelsat) has expressed its interest to join the Ethiopian telecommunications sector, following the liberalization decision taken by the government.