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The biography of Ethiopian telecommunications pioneer and inventor: Engineer Terefe Raswork
The biography of Ethiopian telecommunications pioneer and inventor: Engineer Terefe Raswork
DATE: 2014/07/29::
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Ericsson to take part in telecom expansion in Ethiopia
Ericsson to take part in telecom expansion in Ethiopia
DATE: 2014/12/18::
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Mobile Banking in Ethiopia
Mobile Banking in Ethiopia
DATE: 2012/12/13::
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Huawei & ZTE in $750M deal to upgrade Ethiopia
Huawei & ZTE in $750M deal to upgrade Ethiopia's mobile service coverage
DATE: 2013/07/29::
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HPR of Ethiopia Approve the new telecom law
HPR of Ethiopia Approve the new telecom law
DATE: 2012/07/11::
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Ethiopia - Ethio Telecom unveils new logo
Ethiopia - Ethio Telecom unveils new logo
DATE: 2012/02/09::
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Poor connectivity affecting multiple businesses and the economy in Ethiopia
Poor connectivity affecting multiple businesses and the economy in Ethiopia
DATE: 2013/10/08::
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Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Mobile Banking Ethiopia (VOA)
Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Mobile Banking Ethiopia (VOA)
DATE: 2012/12/17::
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Ethiopia - Illegal telecommunication providers
Ethiopia - Illegal telecommunication providers
DATE: 2015/01/20::
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Engineer and inventor | Israel Belema | TEDxAddis
Engineer and inventor | Israel Belema | TEDxAddis
DATE: 2011/03/17::
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Harlem shake ethiopian (ethio telecom version)
Harlem shake ethiopian (ethio telecom version)
DATE: 2013/07/26::
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Sense your World Ethiopia
Sense your World Ethiopia
DATE: 2009/12/03::
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Telecom Industries and transformation plan
Telecom Industries and transformation plan
DATE: 2012/07/17::
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Ethiopian Opposition Leader Extradited From Yemen.
Ethiopian Opposition Leader Extradited From Yemen.
DATE: 2014/07/05::
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Opi Rai Global Citizenship Telecommunications and Healthcare in Africa LABMP 590 Fall 2013
Opi Rai Global Citizenship Telecommunications and Healthcare in Africa LABMP 590 Fall 2013
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BTH-Ethiopian students dancing on stage during International Day 2010
BTH-Ethiopian students dancing on stage during International Day 2010
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BilisummaaTV:Ethiopian Dictator Meles Zenawi Banned Paltalk.
BilisummaaTV:Ethiopian Dictator Meles Zenawi Banned Paltalk.
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Free Job Posting for Telecom and Tech Jobs
Free Job Posting for Telecom and Tech Jobs
DATE: 2010/02/26::
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ETHIOPIA: land of tomorrow - PART 1 of 2
ETHIOPIA: land of tomorrow - PART 1 of 2
DATE: 2009/11/21::
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Building boom offers hope to Ethiopia
Building boom offers hope to Ethiopia's economic growth
DATE: 2014/03/11::
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Ethiopia Water Project
Ethiopia Water Project
DATE: 2015/03/10::
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French High Court Verdict Against Telecom Company Take Down A Mobile Phone Tower
French High Court Verdict Against Telecom Company Take Down A Mobile Phone Tower
DATE: 2010/08/25::
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Tamrin sesame seed cleaning in Humera warehouse
Tamrin sesame seed cleaning in Humera warehouse
DATE: 2014/08/15::
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TEDxAddis - Daniel Gad - Mining Gold from Dirt
TEDxAddis - Daniel Gad - Mining Gold from Dirt
DATE: 2011/03/17::
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Black Billionaires " Forbes List of Richest Black People in the World"
Black Billionaires " Forbes List of Richest Black People in the World"
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GOLDOGOB : : GOLD-CITY : :galdogob
GOLDOGOB : : GOLD-CITY : :galdogob
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Tamrin Dump Trucks
Tamrin Dump Trucks
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ETHIOPIA: land of tomorrow - PART 2 of 2
ETHIOPIA: land of tomorrow - PART 2 of 2
DATE: 2009/11/21::
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Mekonnen
Mekonnen's Testimony in Ethiopia , Amharic 2003 አማርኛ
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Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Somalia
Top 10 Largest Cities or Towns of Somalia
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Telecommunications sector shrinking
Telecommunications sector shrinking
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828 Transnational Telecommunications Fraud Suspects Apprehended
828 Transnational Telecommunications Fraud Suspects Apprehended
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A Skype Call in Ethiopia Could Land You in Jail
A Skype Call in Ethiopia Could Land You in Jail
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The Construction in Ethiopia - Part 1
The Construction in Ethiopia - Part 1
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GALDOGOB, MUDUG, SOMALIA 2004 (1)
GALDOGOB, MUDUG, SOMALIA 2004 (1)
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GALDOGOB, MUDUG, SOMALIA 2004  (2)
GALDOGOB, MUDUG, SOMALIA 2004 (2)
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ETHIOPIA HIV/AIDS: AIDS Resource Center Video
ETHIOPIA HIV/AIDS: AIDS Resource Center Video
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Sense your World Uzbekistan
Sense your World Uzbekistan
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Telecommunications giant MTN and Absa bank have joined forces to combat sim swap fraud
Telecommunications giant MTN and Absa bank have joined forces to combat sim swap fraud
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Ethiopian History Discussed on VOA: Dr Shumet Sisay and Gebrekidan Desta
Ethiopian History Discussed on VOA: Dr Shumet Sisay and Gebrekidan Desta
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Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya set to benefit from Ethiopia’s power supply
Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya set to benefit from Ethiopia’s power supply
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Sense your World Sweden part 1
Sense your World Sweden part 1
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Make LOVE not TERROR lol Ethiopian model from Israel
Make LOVE not TERROR lol Ethiopian model from Israel
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Ethiopian Engineering
Ethiopian Engineering
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Sense your World China part 2
Sense your World China part 2
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Sense your World China part 1
Sense your World China part 1
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Ethiopian's Prime Minister HaileMariam Dessalegn response to bond and mega projects
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Sense your World Poland
Sense your World Poland
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Le DG de Djibouti Telecom Idriss Ismaïl Aouled fait visiter la Station des Cables SEA ME WE le Secré
Le DG de Djibouti Telecom Idriss Ismaïl Aouled fait visiter la Station des Cables SEA ME WE le Secré
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Wireless telecommunication equipments company XMW
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Telecommunications in Ethiopia is a monopoly in the control of Ethio Telecom, formerly the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC). As of 2012, 20.524 million cellular phones and 797,500 main line phones were in use.[1]

Overview[edit]

The telephone system in Ethiopia consists of open wire and microwave radio relay systems adequate for government use. Domestic systems are open wire; microwave radio relay; radio communication in the HF, VHF, and UHF frequencies; two domestic satellites provide the national trunk service. International systems are open wire to Djibouti and Sudan; microwave radio relay to Djibouti and Kenya; and satellite earth stations are 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Pacific Ocean).[1]

The Ethiopian dial plan changed on 17 September 2005. City codes (i.e., internal prefixes) changed from two digits to three (or, from outside Ethiopia, one digit to two). Phone numbers changed from six digits to seven.

In 2007, there were 89 internet hosts.[1] There were 447,300 internet users in 2009.[1] In 2010, just 0.75 percent of the population were using the Internet, one of the lowest rates in the world.[2] Ethiopia's country code (TLD) is .et.

History[edit]

The first telegraph line in Ethiopia was constructed in the years 1897 - 1899 between the cities of Harar and the capital Addis Ababa. This was extended in 1904 by a line that ran from Addis Ababa through Tigray into Eritrea and to Massawa; and the next year by a line again from Addis Ababa to Gore in the province of Illubabor and Jimma in Kaffa.

The first telephones were brought by Ras Makonnen from Italy in 1890, and connected between the Palace and the Imperial treasury; the sound of disembodied voices frightened the local priests, who thought it was the work of demons. The Emperor Menelik II responded to their protests with disdain, and later used the telephone to give orders to his provincial governors.[3] Emperor Haile Selassie had begun the process of introducing radio transmitters to the country for civilian and military use in the years before the Italian invasion.[4]

Current status[edit]

According to the ETC, the average rural inhabitant of Ethiopia has to walk 30 kilometers to the nearest phone. The ETC announced 7 September 2006 a program to improve national coverage, and reduce the average distance to 5 kilometers.[5]

Since 2008 CDMA2000 and WCDMA is available in certain areas.

For travelers, local prepaid SIMs are available at small shops, Ethio Telecom Kiosks and hotels. Satellite phones may require letter of permission from the ETC prior to bringing such phones through customs.

Use of voice over IP services such as Skype and Google Talk was prohibited by telecommunications legislation in 2002.[6][7] Personal use of these services was legalised by the Proclamation on Telecom Fraud Offences of 2012.[6]

Since the changes and upgrade of equipment in the mid-2000 the telecommunication network is frequently out of work or overloaded, callers using both the landlines and mobile network are unable to connect, the situation is made worse by inclement weather. The ETC has not addressed this issue publicly nor admitted that the coverage and service is below par.[8]

Ethiopian telecom has launched the Fourth Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service on March 21st 2015 in line with the help of the Chinese company ZTE.[9]

Ethio-Telecom Corporate Compunction Officer, Abdurahim Mohammed, stated that the rural telecom access within 5 km radius service has currently reached 96 per cent. As part of the efforts to expand its service and improve network quality, Ethio Telecom had built 725 stations in Addis Ababa alone during the past 20 years, he said. Damages on fiber optic cables and power interruptions are among the challenges the service provider faced in its expansion and network quality improvement efforts, he said. [10]

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