The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has launched a further round of stakeholder consultations as it prepares for the planned liberalisation of the country’s telecom markets. The regulator confirmed the publication of four documents, specifically: two draft directives, one related to mobile number portability (MNP) and one related to wholesale national roaming; a draft framework for universal access and service; and one piece of draft regulation relating to the universal access fund (UAF).
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in August 2020 the ECA published a number of telecom directive proposals, covering matters ranging from interconnection to SIM registration and SMP determinations. In releasing the most recent publications, the regulator said that it was grateful for the ‘helpful feedback’ it had received to date on previously-issued directives and noted that it is in the process of preparing its response.
Meanwhile, with regards to the new consultations, the ECA has requested submissions be made by a 30 October 2020 deadline.