Ethiopia is moving ahead with its first-ever bids for telecoms licenses

Ethiopia’s Communication Authority has invited bidders to send in expressions of interest as it looks to move ahead with privatizing its telecom sector, after delays due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Global accounting firm KPMG, on Thursday, presented its evaluation of the sector while the regulator is expected to award two new licenses this year, ending the government’s monopoly in the telecom sector.

The license will allow the winners to build, own and operate a nationwide telecommunications network, including an international gateway.

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