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Ethiopia receives 12 bids for stake in telecom sector

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 27, 2020
Ethiopia on Friday said 12 foreign companies have submitted bids for a partial stake in the country’s giant telecommunications monopoly.
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In a press release, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ECA) said it has received complete information and expression of interest from nine international telecom operators and two non-telecom companies.

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According to the ECA, the bidders from the telecom sector are Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, Telkom SA, Liquid Telecom, Snail Mobile, and Global Partnership for Ethiopia, a consortium of telecom operators comprising Vodafone, Vodacom, and Safaricom.

The two non-telecom companies are Kandu Global Telecommunications and Electromecha International Projects.

One company's bid submission was incomplete, the ECA said.