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Ethiopia sets date for big telecoms auction

Ethiopia has set a new deadline of February 2021 to complete the partial privatisation of the country’s telecommunications industry, with carriers such as Orange, Vodafone Group and MTN Group keen to participate.

Why Ethiopia has MTN and Vodacom juiced up

As part of an ambitious reform programme, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plans to award telecommunications licences to two private operators next year, and sell a minority stake in Ethio Telecom.

Ethiopia to break up its telecoms monopoly

Ethiopia will split its state-owned telecommunications company and sell stakes in the two new entities piecemeal to international operators, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. Ethiopian Telecommunications, or EthioTelecom