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 |  Orange Seeks To Join MTN, Vodacom In Ethiopian Telecoms Market Entry

Further to MTN and Vodacom jostling to obtain licenses for the Ethiopian liberalising telecommunications market, Orange has also indicated its keen interest in Ethiopia.   A statement from Orange Group spokesperson stated that "the Group, yesterday, formally expressed it interest ...
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Telecom  |  MTN and Vodacom Pursue Interests As Ethiopia Opens Up Some More

Africa’s largest telecoms networks are making strident overtures to secure interest in the Ethiopian telecommunications market, as the sizeable African nation begins to liberalise its telecommunications and ICT industry.   It is reported that Vodacom and MTN, the South African ...
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Ethiopia Postpones Telecoms Licensing Process

The Ethiopian government has announced that it will postpone the awarding of two telecoms licences to operators that are interested in entering the country’s market. Eyob Tekalign Tolina, Ethiopia’s Minister of Finance, said that the process is likely to only ...

Ethiopia: New Broadcast Law Feared To Be Undermining Free Speech

The Ethiopian government recently passed a law that criminalises hate speech and fake news, a move that has been widely criticised by human rights groups as a significant threat to freedom of expression. The Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and ...

Ethiopia Launches Its First-Ever Kids TV Channel

Ethiopia recently rolled out the nation's 30th television channel, Ethiopian Kids TV Channel. According to the Managing Director of Ethiopian Kids TV, Eskinder Kebede, the channel is designed to provide entertainment, informative and educational content for children and teenagers 24 ...

Ethiopia Collaborates With China To Construct New Communication And Broadcast Satellite -Reports

Ethiopia and China have signed a collaborative deal to build a communication and broadcast satellite. The contract was signed two days ago in Addis Ababa by Han Chinping, the Deputy President of the Chinese Rocket Company and Dr Solomon Belay, ...

Ethiopia Gears Up To Create New Telecoms Regulator

According to a report by the Addis Standard, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has issued a new order calling for the inception of an independent federal government body to manage the regulation of the communications sector. Having agreed unanimously to the ...

Ethiopia: Kana TV Reinforces Its Commitment To Local Content As Media Reform Increases Competition

Ethiopia’s new Government Communications Minister, Ahmed Shide announced at the end of 2018 that the country could expect legislative and institutional improvements. He declared that the reform of media and communications would be one of the Ethiopian government’s high priority ...

Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom Plans To Buy Communications Satellite

According to the Ethiopian news hub, The Reporter, Ethiopia’s state-owned telecommunications operator, Ethio Telecom, is toying with the idea of acquiring a communications satellite to provide connectivity to rural areas of Ethiopia as well as to economic industries in the ...

Ethiopia Aims To Boost Its Economy With Satellite Launch

Ethiopia plans to join an exclusive club of African nations next year: those who have their own national satellites. The head of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) said that the country plans to launch its very first ...

Ethiopia Plans To Sell Stakes Of National Telcom

The government of Ethiopia's has announced its decision to open up its telecoms market to international investors. The country's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who made this announcement said that 5 percent of the equity in each company would be opened ...

Eutelsat Selected To Provide Capacity For 'Ethiosat TV' Platform

Ethiopia's Information Network Security Agency (INSA) has agreed on a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for the Ethiosat TV platform. Recently launched Ethiosat TV is to provide 'a unified transmission platform' for TV and media services in Ethiopia. It will also ...