Ethiopia Focus Group report: what we know about opportunities in the liberalising market so far

By the end of Q2 2020, three MNOs should be active and towercos will be on their way to adding 5,800 towers over the next three years

Read this article to learn:

  • The reform context in Ethiopia
  • A potential timeline of events
  • Major players looking to get involved
  • Projections for net new sites
  • Energy requirements in Ethiopia
  • Risks and downsides to mitigate

Is Ethiopia about to host the next ‘land grab’ for the tower industry? That was the view at the TowerXchange Meetup Africa’s Focus Group on Ethiopia. After considerable growth from 2013 to 2016, telecoms network investment slowed, leading to a new push by the government to part-privatise the incumbent telecoms operator and issue two new…

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