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Ethio Telecom Ends Management Contract with France Telecom

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

Following the conclusion of the management contract, Ethiopian managers of Ethio Telecom have taken over the management positions.

However, the companies have signed a one-year support framework agreement which will be managed by the telco's own management. The major areas of the partnership with France Telecom include expertise in Key Areas and Management Consultancy and FT Orange Partnership.

The consultancy aspect will last for the maximum of six months.

Through the partnership France Telecom would also support Ethio Telecom in areas such as in network design, architecture, technology selection negotiation and related technical areas.

The company recently confirmed that it is close to signing a network expansion contract which would also see the deployment of LTE services in the capital city, Addis Abeba.

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