ETC launches 3G network

7 Jan 2009

Ethiopian Telecom Corporation (ETC), Ethiopia’s sole mobile operator, has announced that it has launched 3G services in the city of Addis Ababa. The operator will offer commercial pre-paid services over a W-CDMA network, offering speeds of up to 384kbps. The network infrastructure will initially be limited to 49 regions of the city, but coverage is expected to grow, although the operator has not announced any specific details of its expansion plans. ETC has also noted that it will launch multimedia messaging services (MMS) and a voice mail service in the near future.

Ethiopia, Ethio Telecom