Ethio Telecom Launches New Digital Entertainment Services 

Ethio Telecom has been extensively involved in setting up customer-driven digital solutions and inclusive platforms to empower the Ethiopian entertainment industry and ensure the availability, quality, and reliability of telecom services. They aim to create a conducive and enabling environment for the content industry to encourage creativity and directly distribute content to the audience, enabling...

Ethiopia: the Supreme Court entrusts Ethio Telecom with the digitalization of the judicial systems of the federal courts

Ethio Telecom is the incumbent operator and leader of the Ethiopian telecoms market with 70 million subscribers. Wholly government-owned, the company is committed to working to accelerate Ethiopia’s digital transformation.  The incumbent operator Ethio Telecom announced on Tuesday April 4 that it had signed a partnership agreement with the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia. This collaboration lays...

Ethiopia: Faster, cheaper: How ending the government monopoly improved Ethiopia’s internet

Africa’s second-most populous nation ended its telecomms monopoly in 2022. Businesses are already seeing the benefits. The telecommunications industry in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, was a monopoly of the state-owned Ethio Telecom until late last year. For the country’s nearly 30 million internet users — just 25% of the total population — this monopoly meant poor connectivity at...

Ethio Telecom bullish on mobile money strategy

Ethio Telecom CEO Frehiwot Tamru expressed confidence in the state-owned operator’s ability to remain a market leader while highlighting milestones the company made in its mobile money platform Telebirr, and repeating its ambition to transact half of Ethiopia’s GDP. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Tamru highlighted the operator’s coverage rate of 99.1%, the high population...

Ethio Telecom starts innovation project in link with Huawei

Ethio Telecom, the state-owned incumbent in Ethiopia, has started a project to encourage start-up technology companies. The Ethiotel Innovation Programme, which is being run in association with the local branch of Chinese vendor Huawei, will focus on digital finance and technological businesses and innovators. Ethio Telecom CEO Frehiwot Tamiru (pictured) said: “This is a golden...

Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom and the Ministry of Revenue sign an agreement to collect taxes via Telebirr

Telebirr was launched in May 2021. The platform attracted four million people in a few weeks and currently has more than 28 million users. Other mobile money services should soon enter the Ethiopian telecom market, which is in full liberalization. Ethiopian citizens will now be able to pay their taxes using Telebirr, the digital payment platform...

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