Balcha Reba

Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.
Michael Malakata
Sep 29, 2021

Ethiopia confirms January 2022 date for second telco licence

Industry regulator details plans, and bid applications are scheduled to close in December 2021.
May 23, 2021

Consortium awarded Ethiopia’s new telecoms licence

Consortium will invest US$8.5-billion into their network over the next ten years, according to Bloomberg report.
Apr 29, 2021

Ethiopia: MTN, Vodacom bids confirmed

Communications Authority has closed the bidding process.

Ethiopia postpones telco licence bid submission

Country’s industry regulator announces new deadline of 26 April 2021.
Nov 4, 2020

Ethiopia: new operators to be unveiled in a matter of days

Industry regulator reserves frequencies, sets coverage targets for market entrants.

Ethiopia confirms entry of two new telecommunications operators

Government expects to raise US$1-billion in revenue from the two 15-year licences.
May 6, 2020

Ethiopia gets ball rolling on new telecommunications licenses

Industry regulator confirms consultation with stakeholders over newly drafted directives.
Nov 15, 2019

Vodacom, Safaricom plan joint bid to enter Ethiopia

Kenya telco needs US$2-bn to launch into the East African country, according to MD Michael Joseph.