TT Correspondent | November 29, 2013
(Telecom Tiger) Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom said has selected Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, launch a high-speed 4G network across the Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa.
Early this year Ethio Telecom had signed a $1.6 billion deal with Chinese frims Huawei and ZTE to expand mobile phone infrastructure across Ethiopia.
Reuters has quoted Abdurahim Ahmed, Ethio Telecom’s head of communications as saying “”In terms of allocation, Huawei will be responsible for the expansion of 4G in Addis Ababa, including other mobile services – the 2G, 3G, IP and the like.”
More than 400,000 subscribers are likely to benefit from the 4G roll-out which will be completed in eight months.
The rapid growth of Africa’s telecoms industry is being linked with its economic growth. The continent’s telecom subscriber base was 650 million last year.