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Ethio Telecom has taken a further step into the fintech market by launching its first mobile payment service today. The new service, Tele Birr, is a community-friendly and comprehensive mobile money transfer and trading system that aimed to boost financial service inclusion in the country. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, regional heads of state, and senior...

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Ethio Telecom, the – for now – monopoly telecommunications provider in Ethiopia, has announced the roll-out of a mobile money service. Called TeleBirr, it will be available to Ethio Telecom subscribers from May this year. Although the government is planning to allow two new operators to compete with Ethio Telecom, they won’t be permitted to...

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Ethiopian state telecom provider Ethio-Telecom, in its 126 years of existence is increasing it pace by advancing its mobile services nationwide. This great move was boosted with the collaboration of global leading ICT infrastructure and smart devices provider, Huawei in the 4G LTE launching. The 4G LTE advanced mobile service was launched on April 8th in the...

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Ethiopia’s sole telecom services provider Ethio Telecom has issued an invitation to tower manufacturers in Ethiopia to submit their expressions of interest (EOIs). Ethio Telecom announced it is looking for tower manufacturers who can deliver according to set technical requirements, which can be collected from the headquarters of the company. The invitation will remain open...

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The Ethiopian government’s latest plans to open up its telecommunications sector and enter the mobile money market are sparking concerns over the fairness of its efforts. They come as the country faces immense financial pressures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing conflict in its northern Tigray state. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s plans to privatize the telecommunications...