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Ethiopia suspends second telecom license tender process

Ethiopia is suspending the tender process for its second telecommunications license and will relaunch it in the “near future”, the government’s communications service said. The...

Safaricom to launch in Ethiopia Q1 2022

Ethiopia’s finance ministry has said it expects new entrant Safaricom to launch it  telecom services in the first quarter of 2022.  Senior Advisor at Ethiopia's...

Ethiopian government puts 40% of Ethio Telecom on sale

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance has invited proposals from parties interested in buying a 40 per cent of state-owned mobile operator Ethio Telecom, as the...

Ethiopia to rekindle second mobile license tender

Ethiopia is set to reopen the doors for bidders to compete for a second private mobile operating license in the country this month, with...

MTN wants Mobile Money included in Ethiopian telecom license

MTN Group President and CEO, Ralph Mupita has said that the company will bid again for the Ethiopian telecommunications license in the second round...

US sanctions complicate Vodafone consortium’s Ethiopia entry

Vodafone Group’s plans to expand in Ethiopia have been complicated by the US state development agency’s decision to pause investments in the country, according to...

Vodafone wins Ethiopian telecom license, MTN disappointed

A Vodafone consortium has been awarded a new telecommunication license in Ethiopia for US$850 million while MTN's attempt to get one for US$600 million...

Ethiopia blocks mobile money from telco license, loses US$500m

The Ethiopian government has excluded mobile money from the terms of two new telecommunications licenses to be given to MTN and a Vodafone consortium...

MTN, Vodafone shortlisted for licenses in Ethiopia

MTN Group and a consortium including Vodafone Group, Vodacom and Safaricom of Kenya, have reportedly put in a bid for licenses to enter the...

Ethiopia extends deadline for new entrants due to Covid-19

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) once again extended the bidding deadline for two new operator licenses in response to requests for more time to...


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