Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.
Michael Malakata
Dec 2, 2022

Access Now petitions AU to help restore internet in Tigray

Organisation claims the region has experienced two years of sustained internet shutdowns.
Dec 1, 2022

Africa needs ‘resilient, open, inclusive and secure’ internet to advance digitally

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres addressed delegates attending the 17th Internet Governance Forum held recently in Ethiopia.
Nov 16, 2022

Stakeholders unite on service to boost Ethiopia’s e-payments ecosystem

Oromia Bank, EthSwitch and Mastercard have partnered to encourage user adoption and growth.
Nov 11, 2022

New termination rates, excise duty dent Safaricom's voice revenue

Voice revenue decreased by 3.8% to KShs 39.99-billion, according to the company’s half-year results.
Oct 25, 2022

Ethiopia urges Africa to produce roadmap for solid statistical systems

Country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs called on delegates at STATCOM to help reform and modernise official statistical systems.
Oct 13, 2022

Ethiopia, Mali pay the most for worst internet connection

Research released by Surfshark, based on annual digital wellbeing index (DQL 2022).

Ethiopia agrees to open up mobile money services to competition

Safaricom Ethiopia granted licence to operate M-Pesa mobile money services.
Oct 6, 2022

Ethio Telecom targets 10.3% subscriber growth over the next year

Company’s CEO announces targets as part of a three-year growth strategy as market competition increases.

Safaricom Ethiopia switches on network

2G, 3G and 4G mobile services are available in 11 cities from today.

World Bank’s IFC backs Safaricom Ethiopia with US$160m

Investment gives IFS a 15.5% stake in venture.

Safaricom Ethiopia pilots customer network in Dire Dawa

Rollout is a pre-cursor to the company’s national network launch scheduled for October 2023.
Aug 19, 2022

Ethiopia’s Dashen Bank partners IBM to cement digital capability

Bank implements IBM Cloud Pak for Integration on Red Hat OpenShift.