Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Safaricom consortium wins Ethiopian operating licence

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 24 May 21

The consortium, which also includes Vodafone and Vodacom, won a licence following a $850 million bid

In what the Ethiopian government has dubbed the ‘deal of the century’, Ethio Telecom’s monopoly on the nation’s telecoms industry is about to be broken with the entrance of a new market player.    For the past year, the Ethiopian government has been planning to auction two new telecoms operating licences, offering foreign telcos the opportunity to offer fixed and mobile services within Africa&rsquo…

In what the Ethiopian government has dubbed the ‘deal of the century’, Ethio Telecom’s monopoly on the nation’s telecoms industry is about to be broken with the entrance of a new market player.    For the past year, the Ethiopian government has been planning to auction two new telecoms operating licences, offering foreign telcos the opportunity to offer fixed and mobile services within Africa&rsquo…

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