EthioTelecom, Ethiopia’s state-owned telephone service provider, introduced a reduction in service charge rates for a range of services which nearly halved the cost.
In a press statement today, Frehiwot Tamiru, CEO of Ethiotelecom, announced that consumers will get a 43 % discounted rate for internet service, a 40% discount rates for local calls, 45 % in Text message service charge rate and 54 % discount on broadband service.
The discounted rate is effective as of today.
EthioTelecom is said to be among state-owned government corporations which are to be partially privatized, and the government has already formed an advisory board to help make the process transparent and accountable.
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