Sunday, 29 May 2022

Safaricom’s first data centre reaches Ethiopia ahead of service launch

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 20 January 22

Targeting a commercial launch later this quarter, Safaricom Ethiopia is deploying their first prefabricated data centre in Addis Ababa

In May last year, the Ethiopian regulator announced that a Safricom-led consortium, then named the Global Partnership for Ethiopia, had won one of two available licences to offer commercial telecoms services in the country.  The special purpose acquisition company, now known as Safaricom Ethiopia, is majority owned by Safaricom (55.7%), who is joined by Sumimoto (27.2%), CDC Group (10.9%), and Vodacom (6.2%). The successful $850 million bid marked the end of one of the world&rsquo…

In May last year, the Ethiopian regulator announced that a Safricom-led consortium, then named the Global Partnership for Ethiopia, had won one of two available licences to offer commercial telecoms services in the country.  The special purpose acquisition company, now known as Safaricom Ethiopia, is majority owned by Safaricom (55.7%), who is joined by Sumimoto (27.2%), CDC Group (10.9%), and Vodacom (6.2%). The successful $850 million bid marked the end of one of the world&rsquo…

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