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Ethiopia to install 4G network ahead of telecoms liberalisation

Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services, it said on Friday, as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment.

In July, Ethiopia announced it would award two telecoms licenses to multinational mobile companies, signaling a move toward opening up one of the world’s last major closed telecom markets.

Referring to the liberalisation drive, Ethio Telecom on Friday announced a three-year strategic plan to “reshape the company and lead with business orientation and a competitive mindset.”

Based on data traffic growth and demand, Ethio Telecom will roll out 4G network capacity in Addis Ababa and other regions, and improve network coverage and capacity, the company said.

The statement gave no budget or financing details for the expansion.

The company expects to increase total subscribers by 16 per cent to 50.46 million in the year to July 2020

Problem is Ethiopia government can switch off internet for a month without any warning or cause at will. They prefer locals to be informed of local issues within their area only but not the whole country. So they control information tightly. Soshomedia is heavily censored. They would even prefer to ban it altogether.

Same way uhuru’s govt can one day wake up decide to ban all night activities in the name of census
Instruct all containers to be transported by sgr

Ethiopia is shiit

Yet people say that we are lightyears behind Ethiopia even in terms of technology?

They even switch it off during national examinations period !