ECA formally opens applications for two new licences

30 Nov 2020

A request for proposals (RFP) for the award of two new telecoms licences in Ethiopia has been launched by the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA). In issuing its tender notice the ECA noted that companies interested in receiving the RFP documentation, which contains ‘all details and instructions pertaining to the submission of proposals, including the qualification criteria and conditions for eligibility to participate’, must send a written request by 10 December 2020. Beyond that, the ECA has confirmed that it will accept applications for one of the new licences, made in accordance with the guidelines presented in its RFP documentation, until 5 March 2021.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, under a framework for the liberalisation and development of the Ethiopian telecoms sector, the ECA plans to award two nationwide full‐service licences through a competitive bidding process.