Safaricom Ethiopia sources locally made towers for network rollout

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Source: Safaricom Ethiopia

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia hailed a “new era” for the country’s telecom sector as it prepares to install the first homegrown towers that come with same quality but lower price than imported equivalents.

This article includes:

  • Organisations: Alpha; Ethio Telecom; International Finance Corporation; Safaricom Group; Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia; Shandong Zhaowei Steel Tower; Vodafone Group; Woda Metal Industry.
  • Geographic: Addis Ababa; Africa; China; Ethiopia; Japan.
  • People: Wim Vanhelleputte.
  • Themes: Network coverage; Capital expenditure; Cell site towers; Cost efficiency; Economic development; Financial services; fintech; Greenfield network; Inflation; Industrial development; Infrastructure deployment; Investment; M-PESA; Network rollout; Political instability.

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