Ethio Telecom extends 4G to 77 new cities

06 June 2024

Ethio Telecom has expanded its 4G internet service to 77 additional towns across Ethiopia, bringing the number of Ethiopian cities covered to 417.

“Our company is committed to continuously developing various infrastructures and deploying cutting-edge technologies to simplify the daily lives of citizens and modernize work systems, thereby boosting the digital economy and promoting the multi-dimensional development of the nation,” said Ethio Telecom in a release.

This acceleration in the extension of 4G network coverage should allow Ethio Telecom to reach more people. This should also allow the company to strengthen its leadership position in a context of increased competition. The incumbent operator has shared the market with the private telecoms operator Safaricom Ethiopia since October 2022. In addition, the government plans to introduce a second private operator in the country.