“Etisalat has expressed its interest to enter the Ethiopian telecom market,” said the ministry of Finance in a statement. The government further noted that e& has expressed a willingness to work alongside government and the wider telecoms market to actualise investment opportunities in the country. The discussions reportedly concluded with an agreement to continue negotiations directly in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in the coming weeks. Since then, the Ethiopian government has faced numerous delays in relaunching the tender process but insists that it still wants to find a third national telecoms operator. It is worth noting that e& is not the only major telecoms players to have expressed interest in taking the remaining Ethiopian telecoms licence.
Source: Ethiopian News May 30, 2023 11:57 UTC