Ethiopia pulls trigger on latest licence tender
Ethiopia’s communications regulator launched a tender to issue a second private telecoms licence as it attempts to attract fresh investment and increase competition in the sector after Safaricom launched services in 2022.
Ethiopia ups incumbent stake on offer to investors
Ethiopia invited proposals from companies interested in buying a minority stake in Ethio Telecom as it revealed it was willing to part with 45 per cent of the operator, a larger chunk than it had originally indicated.
Ethiopia players conclude infrastructure sharing talks
Ethio Telecom and soon-to-launch rival Safaricom Ethiopia successfully negotiated terms around infrastructure sharing and interconnection, the country’s communications authority stated, with contracts to be signed shortly.
Safaricom gears up for Ethiopia launch with fibre deal
Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia (STE) signed a dark fibre lease agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) as it continues to build up its network for an expected launch of services in the first half of the year.
Ethiopia poised for Safaricom launch in Q1
Ethiopia’s finance ministry expects the launch of services from new entrant Safaricom in the first quarter of 2022, a timeline revealed days after the operator cited ongoing unrest in the country among potential risk factors to the venture’s success.
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