Ethio Telecom

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.
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.
May 13, 2021

World Bank to invest US$200m in Ethiopia’s telecommunications

Financial institution calls for government to open industry up to competition.
Apr 26, 2021

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.
Sep 17, 2020

Blow to Ethiopia govt’s plan to privatise telecommunications

Reports have surfaced which suggest not all key players are on board.
Jun 24, 2020

Orange reaffirms interest in Ethiopia

French telecommunications firm looks to capitalise on what is considered to be the last major market globally to open up.
May 27, 2020

Ethiopia opens up for Safaricom

State puts 40% stake in Ethio Telecom up for sale.
May 6, 2020

Ethiopia gets ball rolling on new telecommunications licenses

Industry regulator confirms consultation with stakeholders over newly drafted directives.