Ethio Telecom inks 2G/3G framework deal with Ericsson

17 Dec 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson has announced the signing of a framework agreement on 2G/3G mobile communication equipment and related services – including design, planning, deployment, tuning, and optimisation – with Ethiopia’s monopoly telecoms provider Ethio Telecom. It has been claimed that this new agreement will enable Ethio Telecom to further improve both the capacity and performance of its 2G/3G network, with this in turn expected to ensure improved network coverage, alongside allowing for the development of ‘richer and more innovative mobile communication services to subscribers in southern Ethiopia’.

Andualem Admassie, Ethio Telecom’s chief executive officer, said of the agreement: ‘Ethio Telecom sees this agreement with Ericsson as an important step towards fulfilling the country’s need for communication under the Telecom Expansion Plan. We believe in a long-term partnership with Ericsson.’

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