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Wireless Internet and Phone - Ethiopian Telecom Ads
Wireless Internet and Phone - Ethiopian Telecom Ads
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: diretube2009
Ethiopia : Mobile Phones apparatus Dealers Complain Ethio Telecom .
Ethiopia : Mobile Phones apparatus Dealers Complain Ethio Telecom .
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: MINILIK SALSAWI
What
What's That Infrastructure? (Ep. 5 - Wireless Telecommunications)
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: Practical Engineering
Ethiopia-Telecom will announce prepaid mobile recharge for credit
Ethiopia-Telecom will announce prepaid mobile recharge for credit
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: DireTube Ethiopia
The biography of Ethiopian telecommunications pioneer and inventor: Engineer Terefe Raswork
The biography of Ethiopian telecommunications pioneer and inventor: Engineer Terefe Raswork
Published: 2014/07/29
Channel: Cyber Ethiopia
EthioTube Broadcast Ethiopia Video Call from Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation
EthioTube Broadcast Ethiopia Video Call from Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation
Published: 2009/02/17
Channel: awe feki
ETHIOPIA - International ICT Expo
ETHIOPIA - International ICT Expo
Published: 2017/07/06
Channel: DireTube Ethiopia
Poor connectivity affecting multiple businesses and the economy in Ethiopia
Poor connectivity affecting multiple businesses and the economy in Ethiopia
Published: 2013/10/08
Channel: CGTN Africa
East Africa
East Africa's telecommunication experts discuss increasing internet access
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: CGTN Africa
Ethiopia Temporarily Pulls Plug on Internet
Ethiopia Temporarily Pulls Plug on Internet
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: United News International
Mobile Banking in Ethiopia
Mobile Banking in Ethiopia
Published: 2012/12/13
Channel: VOA Learning English
Huawei & ZTE in $750M deal to upgrade Ethiopia
Huawei & ZTE in $750M deal to upgrade Ethiopia's mobile service coverage
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: CGTN Africa
Exploring trends shaping Africa
Exploring trends shaping Africa's telecoms industry
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: KPMG Africa
Voice of Tigray Revolution radio, Mekele, Ethiopia
Voice of Tigray Revolution radio, Mekele, Ethiopia
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Dennis Kalinin
Ethiopia: Interview with CEO of Ethio Telecom Dr. Andualem Admassie - Fitlefit
Ethiopia: Interview with CEO of Ethio Telecom Dr. Andualem Admassie - Fitlefit
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Ethiopian Current
MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN NIGERIA
MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN NIGERIA'S TELECOM SECTOR! | Episode 050
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Pedro F. Hipólito
Ethio Telecom Secures Over 5 billion Birr in Quarter
Ethio Telecom Secures Over 5 billion Birr in Quarter
Published: 2014/11/25
Channel: Tewdage Bekele
S7 Ep.4 Pt.2 - Mobile Telecommunications Technology Explained -TechTalk With Solomon
S7 Ep.4 Pt.2 - Mobile Telecommunications Technology Explained -TechTalk With Solomon
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: TechTalkWithSolomon
Ethio-telecom cancels the contract it signed with Ericsson
Ethio-telecom cancels the contract it signed with Ericsson
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: DireTube.com
Ericsson to take part in telecom expansion in Ethiopia
Ericsson to take part in telecom expansion in Ethiopia
Published: 2014/12/18
Channel: Tewdage Bekele
What
What's New - Coverage on Ethio Telecom
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: ebstv worldwide
S7 Ep.3 Pt.1 - Mobile Telecommunications Technology Explained -TechTalk With Solomon
S7 Ep.3 Pt.1 - Mobile Telecommunications Technology Explained -TechTalk With Solomon
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: TechTalkWithSolomon
Harlem shake ethiopian (ethio telecom version)
Harlem shake ethiopian (ethio telecom version)
Published: 2013/07/26
Channel: tam tam
First light rail in Ethiopia spurs urban management
First light rail in Ethiopia spurs urban management
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: CGTN Africa
Remarks by Hu, Ethiopia and Egyptian presidents
Remarks by Hu, Ethiopia and Egyptian presidents
Published: 2015/07/30
Channel: AP Archive
Wolayta talk show friends on the phone
Wolayta talk show friends on the phone
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Wonde Man
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom’s 4G network to launch on Saturday
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom’s 4G network to launch on Saturday
Published: 2015/03/20
Channel: DireTube.com
Ethio Telecom    Moa Promotion Service
Ethio Telecom Moa Promotion Service
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Moa Business Promotion
Sodere com   Ethio Telecom is the most  profitable     Facebook
Sodere com Ethio Telecom is the most profitable Facebook
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: Bruk Alem
Amateur Radio 2017(Ethiopian Amateur Radio 2017)
Amateur Radio 2017(Ethiopian Amateur Radio 2017)
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: Efriem Desalew
ETHIOPIA: Ethio Telecom beats out MTN in customer base numbers
ETHIOPIA: Ethio Telecom beats out MTN in customer base numbers
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: Geez Media
Voice of Tigray Revolution Ethiopia 5950 Khz Shortwave
Voice of Tigray Revolution Ethiopia 5950 Khz Shortwave
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: OfficialSWLchannel
KUKU app created to facilitate the use of USSD codes in Ethio-Telecom | TemariTube
KUKU app created to facilitate the use of USSD codes in Ethio-Telecom | TemariTube
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Temari Tube
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom’s services deteriorate amid the launch of a 4G network
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom’s services deteriorate amid the launch of a 4G network
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: DireTube.com
Radio Fana - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Radio Fana - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: Rob Wagner
Engineer and inventor | Israel Belema | TEDxAddis
Engineer and inventor | Israel Belema | TEDxAddis
Published: 2011/03/17
Channel: TEDx Talks
Focus on Africa
Focus on Africa's mobile telecommunication industry
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: CNBCAfrica
ethio telecom TEP Project
ethio telecom TEP Project
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: abdu20409
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom fulfils 90% of the sector’s objective in the GTP
DireTube News - Ethio Telecom fulfils 90% of the sector’s objective in the GTP
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: DireTube.com
TIRAP Telecommunications Video Series, Part 2: Safety Climb Systems
TIRAP Telecommunications Video Series, Part 2: Safety Climb Systems
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: TIRAP TV
Ethiopian News July 22, 2013 - Mobile Network Problems Worsen in Addis Ababa
Ethiopian News July 22, 2013 - Mobile Network Problems Worsen in Addis Ababa
Published: 2013/07/22
Channel: DezeTubeVideos
Amhara State Radio - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amhara State Radio - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: Rob Wagner
Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Mobile Banking Ethiopia (VOA)
Anh ngữ đặc biệt: Mobile Banking Ethiopia (VOA)
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: Học tiếng Anh cùng VOA
5950kHz Voice of Tigray Revolution (Presumed)
5950kHz Voice of Tigray Revolution (Presumed)
Published: 2015/12/18
Channel: bcloyaji
Radio Tigray Revolution Addis Ababa-Gedja (Ethiopia) 5950KHz 08MAR2016 03:29 utc
Radio Tigray Revolution Addis Ababa-Gedja (Ethiopia) 5950KHz 08MAR2016 03:29 utc
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: jtownshend
Sim card registration: UCC orders telecom firms to address grievances
Sim card registration: UCC orders telecom firms to address grievances
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: NTVUganda
R.Fana Ethiopia_6110KHz
R.Fana Ethiopia_6110KHz
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: cknqp108
5950kHz Voice of Tigray Revolution (Presumed)
5950kHz Voice of Tigray Revolution (Presumed)
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: bcloyaji
Waht
Waht's New - Establishment & ZTE Ethio Telecom Lab Donation Ceremony
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: ebstv worldwide
Telecom Egypt launches country
Telecom Egypt launches country's fourth mobile network
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: CGTN Africa
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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.

Since 26 September 2017, it is not possible to buy and use Ethio Tel SIM cards in mobile devices that haven’t been purchased in Ethiopia or registered with the authorities.[6] Local advice suggests travellers should register their phone in the customs arrival hall at Bole airport on arrival if they intend to use a local SIM card. For travellers, 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.[7][8] Personal use of these services was legalised by the Proclamation on Telecom Fraud Offences of 2012.[7]

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.[9]

Ethiopian telecom has launched the Fourth Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service on March 21, 2015 in line with the help of the Chinese company HUAWEI.[10]

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.[11]

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