September 17, 2021

Chinese companies help propel Ethiopia’s telecom services

ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Living in Ambo city, around 100 km west of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia which was the only city in the country that had 4G telecom services until recently, Merera Gemechu and his fellow community members had to struggle to catch modern telecom technologies.

Gemechu owns an Internet cafe in Ambo. Now, he is optimistic about the possibilities of tapping into the Internet world thanks to the newly launched fourth generation (4G) telecom services in the area.

Locals often flocked to Gemechu’s Internet cafe to access the Internet, in which the lack of 4G telecom services in the area had challenged his customers’ Internet experience.

Ambo is one of the central-west cities in Ethiopia that recently welcomed the introduction of 4G telecom services by Chinese hi-tech giant ZTE — a major partner of Ethio-Telecom, the East African country’s sole telecom…

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