Following a transparent and competitive process that required a significant evaluation of technical and financial qualification requirements, the Government of Ethiopia through the Ethiopian Communications Authority and the Ministry of Finance, awarded today the Global Partnership for Ethiopia, a consortium consisting of Vodafone of UK, Safaricom of Kenya, Vodacom of South Africa, Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, CDC Group (UK’s development finance institution) and DFC (US’s International Development Finance Corporation) a nationwide full-service Telecommunications Service Operator License. The process marks a new milestone in Ethiopia’s Telecommunications service provision, by opening the sector for competition. For additional information on this news please see the attached press release.

The Ethiopian Communications Authority is grateful to all stakeholders that participated in this telecommunications liberalization process.

Press Release New Telecom License