Ethiopia to issue two Telecom licenses by March

Ethiopia Telecom licenseThe Ethiopian Communication Authority (ECA) has disclosed that it will award licenses for two telecom operators until March, 2021.

Speaking at a meeting held today, Engineer Balcha Reba, ECA’s director-general, said bidding documents review for the two licences are nearing completion.

The bidding process will start next month and remain open for up to 40-50 days. Special attentions were given for communication service improvement and national security, he said.

Awarding licences for new operators would have a significant benefit to provide efficient services for Ethiopians and ICT companies, it was indicated.

As part of the telecom sector reform activities, the Ethiopian government decided to sell 40% of its stake in Ethio-telecom to foreign companies.

A 5% stake will be sold to the Ethiopian citizens ABN reported quoting FBC.

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