Ethio Telecom is set to launch its 4G network in Ethiopia this weekend.Ethio, the state-run operator partnered with Huawei and ZTE to expand mobile phone infrastructure throughout the country.
Ethio Telecom has been on an expansion plan culminating in the launch of the 4G service. The expansion took place in three phases with the first phase involving the replacement of the Nokia network with a Huawei network. The second phase included the swapping of 239 areas in the Capital Addis Ababa.
The Third phase involved the offering of the 4G service to over 400,000 customers through civil works, installation of antenneas and service equipment to 410 sites before expansion to the rest of Ethiopia. The expansion plan also involved an ambitious plan to double the number of subscribers to 50 Million.