Latest Telecoms News about Ethiopia

Data Services and Mobile Money Solutions Driving Mobile Markets of the DRC and Ethiopia

   While the population densities of both countries are among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, their active mobile penetration rates in 2013 were 36.4 percent and 24.1 percent respectively, well below Sub-Saharan Africa's average of 61 percent....

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Huawei to Deploy eLTE Urban Railway Communications System in Ethiopia

  Huawei says that it has been selected as the sole provider of Ethiopia's light rail communication system in the capital city, Addis Ababa...

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Ethiopian Authorities Release Seized Huawei Equipment

  Ethiopian authorities have released US$13 million worth of network equipment that it had seized as part of a dispute over import taxes....

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Tecno to Open Third Mobile Phone Factory in Ethiopia

  Hong Kong based Tecno Group has broken ground on its third phone assembly factory in Ethiopia....

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Huawei and ZTE Win $1.6 Billion Network Upgrade Contract

  Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly telecoms network has awarded a huge US$1.6 billion network expansion contract to be split between Huawei and ZTE....

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Ethiopia Refuses to Liberalise the State Telecoms Monopoly

  Ethiopia's Prime Minister has rejected calls for the state-monopoly in telecoms services to be broken, saying that the government needs the revenues to fund an unrelated railway project....

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Ethio Telecom Close to Signing Network Upgrade Contract with Chinese Vendors

  Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly telco, Ethio Telecom is reportedly close to signing a major network upgrade contract with either ZTE or Huawei....

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Ericsson launches 3G and Connect To Learn in Ethiopian Village

  Ericsson has provided the network infrastructure and services to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Koraro located in a remote part of northern Ethiopia....

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Ethio Telecom to Replace Nokia Equipment in Addis Abeba

  Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly mobile network is reportedly in talks to strip out its legacy Nokia supplied network in the capital city and replace it with kit supplied by either Huawei or ZTE....

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Ethio Telecom Ends Management Contract with France Telecom

  Ethiopia's monopoly state-owned telco, Ethio Telecom has terminated its two-year management agreement with France Telecom, as the contract expired as agreed....

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