Ethio Telecom, Huawei launch 4G LTE in East Ethiopia

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Ethio Telecom and Huawei continue their partnership by launching the 4G LTE advanced mobile service in Ethiopia’s Somali Region.

The project is accomplished within one month and the two companies partnered to finish the installation and commissioning for 56 LTE sites, despite the distance of some sites from the main warehouse in Addis Ababa. “We worked together with our strategic partner Huawei and finished the difficult task to deploy the 4G LTE advanced in East East region, said ”Ethio Telecom CEO Firehiwot Tamiru at the launching event.


The leading infrastructure provider in Ethiopia, Huawei is committed to bringing digital life to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Chen Mingliang, CEO of Huawei Technologies Ethiopia said ‘Our delivery teams worked day and night to meet the target. Regardless of all the challenges, today we are proud and rejoiced to bring you the best LTE advanced service.”

With over 20 years of engagement in Ethiopia’s development, Huawei currently created over 300 jobs and benefited over 45.8 million people with its services and products. Huawei also supported Ethio Telecom to provide the 4G LTE Service in the North-Western part of Ethiopia, which was launched last week.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.



Its vision and mission are to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, Huawei will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where needed and when needed, according to the press statement of the company. Huawei also “builds digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with Artificial Intelligence (AI), making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go,” it said.