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.
US Dollar mobile wallets key to Ethiopia’s mobile money future
Mobile receipts of remittances are gaining traction as markets continue to be impacted digitally by COVID-19, say experts.
Ethiopia backtracks on decision to restrict mobile money services
Government said it has forgone US$500m by preventing foreign operators from rolling out services.
World Bank to invest US$200m in Ethiopia’s telecommunications
Financial institution calls for government to open industry up to competition.
Ethio Telecom launches TeleBirr mobile money service
Telco makes move to consolidate market dominance ahead of entry of new operators.
Lukewarm response to Ethiopia’s available telco licences
Country’s Communications Authority confirms that no official bids have been received to date.
Efforts to fully restore communication in Tigray futile says Ethio Telecom
Ongoing fighting has damaged lines to Mekelle core site.
Blow to Ethiopia govt’s plan to privatise telecommunications
Reports have surfaced which suggest not all key players are on board.
Ethiopia gets ball rolling on new telecommunications licenses
Industry regulator confirms consultation with stakeholders over newly drafted directives.