Global Telecom Giants In Africa, Bid To Enter Ethiopia Market | AfriTV Online

According to the country’s communications, regulator, “Twelve renowned telecom organizations have lifted their hats into the race to venture into the Ethiopian market”. These bidders range from several global players down to top playe...

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Global Telecom Giants In Africa, Bid To Enter Ethiopia Market

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
06/29/2020 04:50 PM

According to the country’s communications regulator, “Twelve renowned telecom organizations have lifted their hats into the race to venture into the Ethiopian market”. These bidders range from several global players down to top players across the African continent.


In a statement presented by the Ethiopia Communications Authority (ECA), “Out of the twelve submissions, two were from non-telecoms operators, nine were from telecom operators and one was incomplete".


Listed below are those interested:

 

French company Orange

 

MTN South Africa

 

Saudi Telecom Company

 

Vodacom,

 

Safaricom,

 

Vodafone, etc.

 

To find the best fit for the market, Ethiopia Communications Authority (ECA) now has to access the companies. This represents the initial stage; a second stage will soon be presented”,


The internet and phone business in Africa’s second most dense nation, possessing an estimate of over 100 million people, rests on Ethio Telecom. The ECA has awarded these companies a deadline, to submit their applications for licenses, on or before June 22nd.


“It has been brought to my notice that many other countries across the continent possess better connection than us, where they have more than one Telecommunications Company; I sincerely hope situations Improve, when other companies join the market”.

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