Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday urged Ethiopia to open up its telecommunications sector to private mobile money business investors.
President Cyril Ramaphosa hit out at telecommunications companies for bringing legal action against plans to issue more broadband spectrum, urging them to resolve the matter.
Communications regulator Icasa on Thursday decided to extend the emergency allocation of temporary spectrum under the Covid-19 state of disaster regulations until the end of August.
The consortium’s plans to expand in Ethiopia have been complicated by the US state development agency’s decision to pause investments in the country.
Ethiopia has awarded a new telecommunications licence to a consortium including South Africa’s Vodacom Group, paving the way for a long-awaited opening of the sector.
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A Vodafone Group consortium and MTN Group submitted bids for permits to operate in Ethiopia that were much less than what was sought by the government, people with knowledge of the matter said.