Tag Archives: Mobile penetration

Ethiopia slashes telecom, internet tariffs

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 22, 2018) Ethio telecom has slashed rates in mobile data, local calls and SMS in an unprecedented move by a sector that is still monopolized by the government. The significant reduction of fees, as much as 54% in broadband and 43% in mobile data and SMS, came after the government in June announced it ...

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Ethiopia suffers dramatic decline of internet freedom

ESAT News (November 15, 2017) Ethiopia has suffered a dramatic decline of internet freedom over the past year, according to an annual report by Freedom House. The report said Internet and mobile phone networks were deliberately disrupted during anti government protests and student exams; social media and communications platforms were periodically blocked throughout the year. Self-censorship heightened following the state ...

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