Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ethiopia: The state monopoly will invest ETB 100M in the eastern region of the country

[walta] The East Region with the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) said it has carried out telecom expansion works with over 100 million birr over the past budget year.

Region Manager, Masresha Mekonnen, told WIC the expansion works will help to serve 805,000 mobile phone and 30,000 wireless telephone clients in nine woreda and town kebeles.

According to the Manager, the expansion activities have been carried out in Diredawa, Harar, and Chiro towns.

He said the region is providing mobile phone service to 70,000 clients and the expansion works will help alleviate network problems being witnessed in the area.

He further said that receiver centers that could serve 40,000 wireless telephone clients in Diredawa, Harar, and Chiro towns have been built owing to the efforts carried out to expand the service in these areas.

Installation of optical fiber has been finalized so as to provide reliable telecom service in Jijjiga, Harar and Diredawa towns, he added.

The region has earned more than 158. 3 million birr from the telecom service it provided over the past budget year.

Region executes over 100 mln birr telecom expansion works

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