The newly signed framework agreement will allow Ethio Telecom to further improve the capacity and performance of its 2G/3G network
The newly signed framework agreement will allow Ethio Telecom to further improve the capacity and performance of its 2G/3G network. This will consequently ensure improved quality of network coverage, richer and more innovative mobile communication services to subscribers in southern Ethiopia.
The agreement with Ericsson will be used for the procurement of Ericsson products and services and aims to transform the current network and add additional capacity to meet the countrys need to bring connectivity to more than 60 million subscribers nationwide.
Andualem Admassie, CEO, Ethio Telecom, says: Ethio Telecom sees this agreement with Ericsson as an important step towards fulfilling the countrys need for communication under the Telecom Expansion Plan. We believe in a long-term partnership with Ericsson.
Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Region Middle East and North East Africa at Ericsson, says: Ethiopias 3G market is rapidly growing, driven by Ethiopians high demand on connectivity. Ericsson is devoted to support the development of Ethiopias telecom industry, leveraging our global expertise and technology leadership. Todays signing of the framework agreement will further solidify our partnership with Ethio Telecom as we will work together to ensure rewarding new user experience for Ethiopian consumers in the new connectivity era and we are fully confident that we will together achieve this objective.”
The signing was hosted by H.E Dr Debretsion, Minister of Telecommunications in Ethiopia, and was attended by key representatives from Ethio Telecom, Ericsson, and local media.