ETHIOPIA’S ETC LAUNCHES VISP SERVICE TO ENCOURAGE ISP GROWTH
The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has announced that it has completed all the necessary preparations to provide a virtual Internet service provider (VISP) in order to satisfy the growing demand of its customers.
According to the corporate communications manager, Ato Abduahim Ahmed, the high capacity achieved through the broad band internet network and the increasing number of users is what led to the commencement of the service after the signing of agreement between the corporation and the regulator, the Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency.
Anyone interested in becoming a VISP does not have to make any investment to make direct contact with the ETC. All they have to do is use ETC’s telecom infrastructure and provide the internet service to large number of end-users with speed and efficiency. The income split is that the VISP will get 14-22% of the income (depending on the level of customers) from subscription sales and a commission for acquiring new customers.