Telecoms News - In Brief


- Ethiopia is preparing to launch a ETB270 million project aimed at providing information communication technology (ICT) services to rural communities. The project will last five years and the government hopes it will assist farmers with selling their agricultural products.

- Nigerian fixed line incumbent Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL) has launched a pilot fixed wireless access (FWA) CDMA service to 5,000 users in Lagos, ahead of the rollout of 290,000 lines in the region by year end. Motorola is building the new network.