ETC contracts Nokia for network upgrade

27 Jan 2005

Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has contracted Nokia for the expansion of its GSM/GPRS network, as an extension to an agreement signed between the two companies last August. Under the terms of the new deal, which is worth around USD30 million, Nokia will supply and deploy an expansion of ETC’s core and radio networks to boost capacity and expand coverage. The capital Addis Ababa and the eastern city of Awash will be the focus areas for the network expansion, with the roads leading from Awash to the national border with Dijibouti also being covered.

Ethiopia, Ethio Telecom