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Ethio Telecom lays down expansion plans

February 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

Ethiopian telecommunications services operator, Ethio Telecom, has announced that plans for a two-year expansion project on its network are well underway.

Ethio Telecom, has announced that plans for a two-year expansion project on its network are well underway. (Image: Google/behance.net)According to a company statement, ZTE and Huawei are currently in discussion with Ethio Telecom regarding the project and forms part of a broader objective to bolster services in the country.

“Under the project, the operator plans to restructure the country into 11 telecommunication infrastructure zones, from the 16 previously, limiting the number of vendors in each zone to just one,” the companies reported.

“The zones will be based on demography, customer base and geographic location. Addis Ababa will occupy just one circle, meaning that either ZTE or Huawei will act as the sole vendor there,” said Ethio Telecom.

If agreed, it should help continue to see boosting in the country’s telecom services. And with more and more Ethiopians entering the market, infrastructure is becoming a much needed push.

Staff Writer



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