By Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
30 June 20
Twelve international firms will battle it out for a way into the Ethiopian market
Having long been a forbidden fruit for telcos, the Ethiopian telecoms market is finally opening up to foreign participation. Ethio Telecom’s monopoly on the country’s communications has lasted almost a century, but a radical policy shift by the nation’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed will see 40% of the Ethio Telecom sold, as well as two operating licences granted to foreign investors.