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We are Prosperity – call us by our name: Abiy Ahmed

Irritated Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) debunked a passing remark by the prominent insurance and finance guru Eyesuswork Zafu during a telecom sector liberalization and ethio telecom privatization discussion when the latter referred to the PM’s party as EPRDF-2. Eyesuswork said that he usually calls the ruling party EPRDF-2 while commenting on the issues of privatizing ethio telecom and liberalizing the telecom market that was unanimously decided by the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) two years ago.

Bracing for competition

The national telecom company, Ethio Telecom, has projected to generate a total revenue of 55.5 billion birr in the 2020-2021 budget year.

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.