Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ethiopian MCIT envisages 40 million mobile subscribers at the end of GTP period

Tecno Mobile Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) said on Tuesday it is working to make the number of mobile users reach 40 million at the end of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period.
State Minister of the MCIT, Peter Gat made the remark while inaugurating Tecno Mobile Assembly Factory and storage Center in Addis Ababa. Peter said providing SIM cards and mobile telephone apparatuses at low cost would help the expansion program.

The Company started operation in Ethiopia last year with a capacity of assembling 60 thousand mobile telephone apparatuses a month.

The inauguration of the new factory would enable the company to assemble 200 thousand mobile telephone apparatuses a month, it was noted.

Chief Executive Officer of Tecno Telecom, George Zhu for his part said his company wants to make Ethiopia the company’s main market center for Africa, adding, the company envisages assembling 400 thousand apparatuses to export to other African countries.

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