Ethio Telecom Takes Baby Step to Liberalise Services

18 May 2018

Internet

The government has moved one step forward in liberalising the service part of the telecom industry by outsourcing a local private company to sell fixed-line internet services.

The government has moved one step forward in liberalising the service part of the telecom industry by outsourcing a local private company to sell fixed-line internet services.

Awarding G2G Clarity IT Solutions S.C for the service is part of the Ethio telecom’s plan of reforming its structure which includes splitting the company and liberalising the service provision part. The company has monopolised all aspects of the telecommunication sector, despite the pushes to open it to the competitive local and international companies.

Mossie Desta, Indirect Partner Manager of Ethio-Telecom and Biruk Moges, manager of G2G Clarity, announced the agreement on May 11, 2018, at Getfam Hotel on Haile Gebresellasie Avenue.

“The main target of outsourcing the service is getting more clients,” said Abdurahim Ahmed, corporate communications officer of the state monopoly telecom service provider, Ethio telecom.

G2G Clarity took the license of Value-added Service (VAS) two years ago from the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT). However, the agreement for selling fixed-line internet services was signed with the Ethio telecom in January 2018. Read the full article on Addis Fortune here.