Telecommunication in Africa is truly growing to greater heights. Many Africa nations are hindered with lack of proper infrastructure, internet reach and poor latency. The recurrent economic growth problems and innovation of new businesses within these countries is by far hard to progress due to these obstacles.
Despite these big blocks, there are many other great opportunities that Africa countries can invest on. There is already a great advancement in 2020 and that show great steps to better internet connectivity. There are many great nations rising to the top list. To take the opportunity to control the greater role of connecting the whole Africa in telecommunications across the whole continent.
Ethiopia telecommunication on a greater role
For a long time, Ethiopia is one country on the top of connectivity across the continent. Recently, it has taken another step to liberalize the telecommunications sector. This means, opening the market of Africa’s second highest populous country. Ending more than two decades of the state monopoly through Ethio Telecom. The state owned business in the country.
The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA). In a press, has given telecom companies across Africa until June 22 to submit their applications for the licenses.
On the top list, the potential investors are the French company Orange and telecommunications giants Safaricom of Kenya and MTN of South Africa. The smaller telecom companies are also encourage to subscribe. A competitive market in smaller markets is a necessity to put everything on check.
The long awaited new era for the users of Ethio Telecom suggests significant improvements. They hope that the competition will improve the quality of the services offered. And the needed competition to put the companies on tight need to supply demands.
Sisya Alebachew, a telecom expert says the importance of competition:
“For a company like ours, telecoms is crucial. And this is the most difficult challenge we have to face.I have heard that many countries have a better connection than us. Where there is more than one Telecommunications Company, they will compete. So I hope the situation improves when others join the market.”
“Many of our customers come here to work and every time there is a power outage they get frustrated. They complain when there is no connection all day. Some of them come back even more here.”
Said Meheret Eyob, a coffer supervisor in the town.
The above scenarios and nice sentiments showing how popular the company has risen to serve the duty. The Africa continent is in progress to realization of greater connectivity. Africa is on the rise and internet connectivity is just a part of the progress. Thanks to the giants Ethio telecoms!