106 Cities: 4G Mobile Network
#Ethiopia | Ethio Telecom launches 4G LT Advanced Network service in Central West Region Ethio Telecom has provided 4G LTE Advanced Networking service to 5 towns in the Central West Region. The inaugural ceremony was held in Ambo today.
Ambo: Sebeta, Burayu, Holeta and Woliso are the beneficiaries of the service. The company plans to use 103 cities to use 4G mobile network in the 2013 Ethiopian budget year.
According to Frehiwot Tamiru, CEO of the company, despite the efforts made to launch 4G mobile network service in 103 planned cities last budget year, it was possible to launch 4G in 68 towns due to various problems.
He said a total of 106 cities, including those that did not benefit from the plan in the previous budget year, will be able to use 4G network in the 2014 Ethiopian budget year.
It is known that 71 more cities are planned to use 4G mobile network in the 2014 fiscal year. 1,391 mobile stations will be accessible through this service.
There are 334,000 customers in the Central West Region, where the service was launched today, and 125,000 are data users.
It is said that 52,000 customers have a handset capable of using the 4G LTE network. Today, 47 of the 321 mobile sites in the region are using the 4G LTE Advanced Network.
Ethio Telecom has launched a next generation business support system that can handle 80 million customers.
Addis Ababa: August 30, 2014 Ethio-Telecom has implemented the next generation Business Support System (NGBSS) that has a capacity of 80 million customers.
Speaking on the launch of the new technology, Ethio-Telecom’s Chief Information Officer, Nella Asrat, said, “The system will easily connect the telecom service provider to the customer.”
He said Ethiotelecom has been able to implement the technology due to the lack of infrastructure, the need for digital transformation, declining quality of service and the company being competitive.
Ethiotelecom CEO Frehiwot Tamiru ÷ The technology is self-contained, ENA reported.
He thanked Ethiotelecom for its role in making the technology a priority in its efforts to become a leading and preferred service provider.
“It shows that the work can be done from the beginning to the end with coordination and good leadership,” he said.
He said the technology, which will enable the company to meet international standards, has been tested after being tested at all levels.
“The technology project is worth $ 43 million,” she said.