Ethiopia’s telecommunications hit hard by conflict
Government criticised for its handling of the crisis, with potential investors delaying commitments.
Nov 5, 2021
Aug 3, 2021
Ethiopia officially opens up bidding for second licence
Government allows mobile wallet to be incorporated.
Jun 9, 2021
Kenyatta urges Ethiopia to reconsider stance on mobile money services
Kenya’s President urges authorities to allow foreign service providers to bolster local market competition.
May 17, 2021
Ethiopia backtracks on decision to restrict mobile money services
Government said it has forgone US$500m by preventing foreign operators from rolling out services.
Conference of African Finance Ministers
Mar 24, 2021
Digitalisation, COVID-19 dominates African Finance Ministers conference
Conference has opened in Addis Ababa under the theme “Africa’s sustainable industrialisation and diversification in the digital era in the context of COVID-19.”
Dec 15, 2020
Efforts to fully restore communication in Tigray futile says Ethio Telecom
Ongoing fighting has damaged lines to Mekelle core site.
Development Finance Corporation
Dec 14, 2020
US$800m in funding behind Ethiopia telco licence, Liquid datacentre drive
US-based Development Finance Corporation backs consortium bid for license and Liquid’s datacentre ambitions.
Nov 4, 2020
Ethiopia: new operators to be unveiled in a matter of days
Industry regulator reserves frequencies, sets coverage targets for market entrants.
Mar 10, 2020
Ethiopia’s internet shutdown triggers response
Human Rights Watch lobbies the country’s authorities over two-month long shutdown of communications, online services.
Jun 26, 2019
Ethiopia losing US$4.5 million daily due to internet shut down
Nationwide shutdown following coup attempt.
Mar 8, 2019
Ethiopia leverages infrastructure-led investment
Country's ICT sector grew by 7%, according to latest statistics from IDC.
Aug 13, 2018
Ethiopia edges closer to privatise Ethio Telecom
Prime Minister establishes advisory council to oversee process.
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