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Helios Towers Is The Poster Child For Ethiopia’s Now Complex Telecoms Reform

By  |  November 11, 2020

Making “unauthorized calls” on Skype remains a punishable offense in Ethiopia, and that reality tells the story of the country’s troubled telecoms industry. 

Ethiopia’s telecommunications sector has to be one of the most-talked-about in Africa, at least in the past 6 months. 

While snappy developments occur around the continent, the limelight is shone on the Horn of Africa nation that wants to welcome other operators to the telecom party finally. Nevertheless, it appears the function is now strictly by invitation. 

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