Ethio Telecom Inaugurates Digital Centres

Jun 4 , 2022

Ethio telecom opened centres for the teaching of digital literacy across 66 high schools across the country. The Digital Learning Centres, collectively, host over a thousand desktop computers and equipment as well as broadband internet access for the schools where they have been set up. The Centres have cost the telecom operator over 45 million Br. Close to 150,000 students are expected to benefit from the centres. The investment is part of Ethio telecom’s corporate social responsibility outreach. The company has been on move lately, anticipating strong competition from Safaricom Ethiopia, the only competition it would have in over a century of existence. Last month, it launched 5G network, currently available in Addis Abeba.


Geda Special Economic Zone Receives Prospective Tenants

East African Holding and Ethio-Chicken have been shortlisted to invest in the Geda Special Economic Zone(GSEZ), located in the tri-state area shared by Mojo, Adama, and Shashemene cities within the Oromia Regional State. The two companies were selected from 120 investors who showed interest in acquiring space in one of the largest SEZs in Africa. Close to 404hct of land has already been developed in the expansive economic zone, out of a potential 24,000 hectares, with lease prices set between...


Standard Institute Revamps Fees, Board Restructuring

The Ethiopian Standards Institute (ESI) is set to introduce fees for standards sticker, establish a new governing board, and address collaboration with other regulatory bodies. The Institute plans to strengthen its financial standing by charging fees for standards and product certification services to support its operations and annual budget. A key change involves replacing the current Council of Standards with an 11-member Board of Directors. The Minister of Trade & Regional Integration...


Safaricom Ethiopia Rolls Out its Network to Tigray

With 125 self-built towers, Safaricom Ethiopia has launched its operations in the Tigray Regional State. Executives disclosed plans to invest in an additional 166 towers and expand their reach to the remaining towns. "This is the most exciting milestone in Tigray since the return of social services," said Getachew Reda, president of the Interim Regional State Administration. In July 2021, the consortium-backed telecom giant entered Ethiopia's market, historically dominated by state-owned E...