The largest wireless carriers operating in Africa are starting to form partnerships ahead of making offers for new licences to be awarded by Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia is pushing ahead with plans to sell two new telecommunications licences following delays due to the coronavirus outbreak and postponed elections.
Ethiopia moved closer to liberalising one of the world’s final frontiers for telecommunications by publishing the final draft of directives. South Africa’s MTN Group and Vodacom Group are keen to invest.
Vodafone Group will hand over management of its Ghana unit to the UK carrier’s separately listed South African division in April, the latest step to bring the company’s operations on the continent under one roof.
Ethiopia may give up majority control over its telecommunications monopoly in a second phase of privatisation once it’s sold 49% of the company next year.
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 plans to sell a minority stake in the state-owned phone monopoly and award telecommunications licences to two new operators in the first quarter of next year, the finance ministry said.
Ethiopian authorities shut down the Internet for a third day to prevent students from cheating in national examinations.
A decade ago, fierce battles were fought to get a number of Africa’s state-owned telecommunications operators into private hands and to strip them of their monopoly privileges. This happened in all but two of what are now sub-Saharan Africa’s most successful economies. The real laggards are
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