The Ethio telecom senior management team, led by CEO Ms. Frehiwot Tamru, paid a visit to South Sudan. The delegation met with the Minister of Information, Communications, and Postal Services, the National Communications Authority, and other South Sudanese ministers and senior leaders on a variety of issues, including capitalizing on South Sudan’s telecom infrastructure demands and telecom infrastructure expansion projects that can be undertaken through bilateral cooperation.

On the bilateral discussion, the South Sudanese authorities appreciated the initiative of Ethio telecom for exploring the telecom market in South Sudan and affirmed their readiness to provide all necessary supports to Ethio telecom in this endeavor.

The CEO of Ethio telecom, Ms. Frehiwot Tamru in her part, has stated that Ethio telecom is the pioneering telecom operator in Africa and has been serving Ethiopia for over 128 years. She has also affirmed that the company will share its rich experience in telecom infrastructure expansion and management in Ethiopia, its good experience in ensuring services price affordability to South Sudan government in its effort to guaranteeing telecom services availability and affordability in which Ethio telecom has come to finalize conduct its feasibility study to operate.

During the visit, the Ethio telecom delegation has also held a discussion with the head of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines on their business activities and experiences in South Sudan.

Furthermore, a strategic partnership agreement was signed with Tele Mobile South Sudan Limited Company in the areas of international internet gateways/communication line, telecom infrastructure expansion and telecom services provisioning as well as other related services.

The delegation would like to express its heartfelt gratitude for the warm reception and hospitality extended to it by the higher government officials of South Sudan and the executive management of Tele Mobile.

Source: Ethio Telecom Press Release





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