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MTN may give up Ethiopian ambitions

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 05 August 21

Sources suggest that the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region may be enough to dissuade the telco from making another attempt for the Ethiopian licence

Back in 2020, at the behest of prime minister Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian regulator announced that it would be making two new operating licences available, breaking Ethio Telecoms monopoly and opening up the country to foreign telcos for the first time.  After much delay and speculation, the bidding process finally began earlier this year, attracting attention from some of the industry’s largest multinational players…

Back in 2020, at the behest of prime minister Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian regulator announced that it would be making two new operating licences available, breaking Ethio Telecoms monopoly and opening up the country to foreign telcos for the first time.  After much delay and speculation, the bidding process finally began earlier this year, attracting attention from some of the industry’s largest multinational players…

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