Addis Ababa, October 27/2020(ENA) Two new worldwide telecom operators will enter into the Ethiopian market till April 2021 as soon as the due means of aggressive bid analysis is accomplished, in accordance with Ethiopian Communication Authority.

Briefing journalists on the telecom reform progress on Monday, Director-Common of the Authority Balcha Reba mentioned the official disclosure of the 2 certified bidders will start throughout the coming 15 days.

Highlighting the importance of figuring out the properly certified and standardized internationally confirmed operators, Balcha mentioned monetary and technical necessities are essential alongside different equally necessary points like safety.

Boosting digital improvement, constructing globally standardized telecom business, enhancing monetary capability of the sector, and growing accessibility of telecommunication had been talked about among the many focus throughout the attain of the continuing telecom reform.

Some 12 telecom corporations have submitted their expressed of curiosity to hitch within the Ethiopian telecom market whereas the chance is open for others too, it was indicated.

The bidders vary from World Partnership for Ethiopia (a consortium of telecom operators product of Vodafone, Vodacom and Safaricom) to presumed Etisalat, and MTN.

It’s to be recalled that the federal government handed a call opening the telecom sector in two-folds: by promoting a minority stake of the incumbent operator, Ethio Telecom and issuance of two extra licenses for telecommunications operators.

Ethiopia turned member of the Worldwide Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 1932.


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