The Ethiopian government reportedly confirmed it cancelled the process of issuing a third telecoms licence pointing to a lack of interest, as reports surfaced last week highlighting interested parties were put off by political instability in Ethiopia. "The licence process has been terminated. She added: "The market interest didn't match ours for now to launch the RFP (Request for Proposals)." Bloomberg reported last week, that interest in the third licence has been low due to concerns about political unrest in Ethiopia. The government had launched a request for qualification for the third telecoms licence earlier this year with a deadline for interested parties set for September 15, as part of the government's plan to fully liberalise the telecoms market.
Source: Ethiopian News November 20, 2023 11:28 UTC