Thursday, 04 March 2021

Ethiopian liberalisation: Safaricom officially bids for licence

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 15 June 20

The Kenyan operator confirmed its bid at the weekend, with some suggesting that an Ethiopian licence could open a gateway to the rest of Africa

This weekend, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa confirmed rumours that the operator had put in a bid for one of the two telecoms licences being made available in Ethiopia. With a population of over 100 million people, all of which are served by just a single state-owned operator, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia has long been a forbidden fruit for other operators in Africa &ndash…

This weekend, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa confirmed rumours that the operator had put in a bid for one of the two telecoms licences being made available in Ethiopia. With a population of over 100 million people, all of which are served by just a single state-owned operator, Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia has long been a forbidden fruit for other operators in Africa &ndash…

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