By Kebour Ghenna – In Ethiopia, the next big item for sale is the Ethio Telecom. The Prime Minister is excited about it, his advisors are committed to it, and the World Bank is doing the advising. The justification for privatization, in this case, the transfer of public asset to international private investors, is that […]
Following Ethiopian Government decision to liberalize its telecom market by partly privatizing the state owned telecom service provider – Ethio Telecom, South Africa based TMT Finance forecasts a record high growth in telecom investment in Africa in 2019.
Ethiopia’s state monopoly telecommunication service provider, Ethio Telcom, has earned 16.71 billion birr revenue ($593 million at the current exchange rate) in the first six months of Ethiopia’s fiscal year started July 8, 2018.
The German Development Cooperation Minister, Gerd Muller, who is on official visit to Ethiopia, says German’s telecom giant, T-Systems operated by Deutsche Telecom Group is interested to joint venture with Ethio Telecom.