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Satellite Services  |  Ethiopia: Govt. Says It Will Launch Second Satellite In December 2020

The Ethiopian government has said it is now in the final stages of launching into space its second remote-sensing satellite from the Chinese Taiyuan Spacecraft Launch Site. The event is due to take place on December 20 2020.   Reporting ...
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Telecom Services  |  Ethiopia: Govt Plans To Privatise Telco Sector In Disarray As Interests Diverge

Plans by authorities in Ethiopia to privatise the country's telecommunications sector is said to have hit some significant road-block simply because the key players that are supposed to work together have entrenched, divergent interests.   An example, according to industry ...
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Ethiopia Plans Launch Of A Second Satellite As Early As October 2020

Industry news platform - Space In Africa - is reporting that Ethiopia in the process of launching a second satellite into space with the help of China. The launch, it is thought, will take place at a date to be ...

Is Ethiopia Hitting The Breaks On Foreign Telecom Infrastructure Investment?

Local reports have suggested that the Ethiopian authorities are considering applying the brakes on foreign investments in its telecoms infrastructure space, just after the government asked for bids for a 40 per cent stake in Ethio Telecom.   Reporting indicated ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...