ETC begins switchboard upgrade

16 Aug 2006

The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has signed a contract with Huawei Technologies for the upgrade of 260 switching stations after a five month delay, according to the Addis Fortune. ETC awarded the USD4.9 million tender to the Chinese company in March 2006, but the ratification of the contract was delayed by the telco’s recent management reshuffle. The nationwide upgrade is now expected to be complete by October.

Ethiopia, Ethio Telecom