Ethiopia to issue two telecoms licences by April, behind initial schedule



ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia plans to award two telecoms licences to multinational mobile companies by April 2020, the new communications regulator said on Tuesday, an apparent delay in the timeline officials had previously set. Balcha Reba, director general of the Ethiopian Communications Authority, gave the date at a press conference. In June, Reuters reported that Ethiopia would issue the licences by the end of the year, quoting Ethiopian officials and telecoms executives with direct knowledge of the process. The issuing of licences will end a state monopoly and open up one of the…



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