Ethio Telecom signs $800 million deal with China’s ZTE

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia has signed an $800m (£510m) deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE to expand its mobile phone network, state-run Ethio Telecom has said. The agreement would help double the... Read more »

Ericsson Launches 3G and Connect to Learn in the Millennium Village in Ethiopia

Ericsson has provided the network infrastructure and services to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Koraro located in a remote part of northern Ethiopia. With access... Read more »

EthioTelecom to Start 4G LTE Service

According to ZDNet.com Ethiopian Telecom to start a 4G LTE service and to cover main cities in the country in the coming couple of years. Airtel Nigeria, one of the country’s GSM... Read more »
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Using Skype in Ethiopia Could Land You Jail for 15 Years

An Ethiopian communications crackdown is targeting Skype users, threatening a 15-year jail sentence for anyone who dares to make an Internet-based phone call. New legislation passed in May has criminalized the use... Read more »
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Ethiopian Government Steps Up Control of Internet,News and Information Uses Sophisticated Technology

Ethiopia’s only ISP, state-owned Ethio-Telecom, has just installed a system for blocking access to the Tor network, which lets users browse anonymously and access blocked websites. At the same time, the state-owned... Read more »

Ethiopia Can Get $7.6 Billion by Selling Ethiopian Airlines and 4 More Companies

(Bloomberg)  Ethiopia’s government would raise 132 billion birr ($7.6 billion) if it sold the country’s five biggest state-owned companies to private investors, Access Capital SC said. The sale of Ethiopian Airlines Enterprises,... Read more »
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Frustration on Ethio Telecom Poor Service

Customers voice frustration over poor telecom services Big enterprise customers including embassies, money transferring agents and other companies whose engagements are mainly dependant on the internet and related services voiced anger and... Read more »
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Samsung penetrating Ethiopian market

Samsung’s technological innovations were introduced to the Ethiopian market at the Hilton Hotel on Thursday October 13, 2011. The products that vary from home appliances to washing machines and smart phones were... Read more »
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Customers Keep Complain on EthioTelecom Service, Problems Gets Worse

Ethio Telecom customers are complaining about growing problems with the mobile and internet service network. Even though, the sole telecom provider has recently concluded a huge expansion project in terms of telecom... Read more »
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Ethiopia one of the worst online oppressor

Ethiopia listed as a user of  Infrastructure control as a method for using  Internet oppression in the country. In a report by a committee to protect journalist world worst online oppressors uses... Read more »