Ethio Telecom

Stakes just got higher for Ethio Telecom

Government is considering partners who can bring in best practices in terms of operations, infrastructure management and next-generation technological capabilities.
Michael Malakata
Jan 11, 2023

Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.

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 pilots customer network in Dire Dawa

Rollout is a pre-cursor to the company’s national network launch scheduled for October 2023.
May 12, 2022

Safaricom reports bumper results as data users increase, M-Pesa advances

Telco also says Ethiopia ambitions are moving ahead as planned.
Apr 19, 2022

Ethiopia: telco rivals agree to tower power share deal

Safaricom and Ethio Telecom have concluded interconnection and capacity lease agreements.

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia expected to invest US$8bn over next decade

Safaricom-led consortium is in negotiations with Ethio Telecom and country’s industry regulator regarding infrastructure sharing.
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.
Jul 22, 2021

Ethiopia quick to integrate mobile money and banking platforms

Digital payments now flourishing under the auspices of mobile money connectivity to finance institutions.
Jul 14, 2021

Ethio Telecom deepens 4G as TeleBirr service gains momentum

Company says it has reached six million customers with mobile money service.
Jun 25, 2021

Ethio Telecom, Ericsson launch 4G network for South West Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom and Ericsson started deployment of the Ericsson Radio System for 4G expansion in the South West region of Ethiopia at the beginning of June 2021.