Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ethiopia to invest $1.5 billion in 4G LTE Network

Ethiopia 4G LTE Ethio Telecom
Ethiopian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is dealing with two Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which is expected to be worth USD 1.5 billion.
According to Mesfin Belachew (Ph.D), e-government directorate director at MCIT, the deal will be taking place with the two Chinese companies and is expected to be finalized in two months.

4G LTE provides high levels of spectral efficiency, network performance, high capacity and low latency reaching an internet speed of 130 Mbps. It is deployed on both GSM and CDMA technology paths .

ZTE has worked with Ethiopia’s state-owned monopoly provider Ethio Telecom over the past six years to upgrade phone and Internet services.

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