France Telecom in Ethiopia
France Telecom takes part in the official launch of the new Ethiopian public telecommunications business.
The Ethiopian Council of Ministers, adopted on 29 November 2010, a bill establishing the new telecommunications business,“ Ethio Telecom Company”, to replace “Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation” which thus disappears.
This is one of the main stages provided for under the management contract currently being implemented by France Telecom.
France Telecom signed the contract with the Ethiopian public operator in March 2010. The contract is for an initial two years period and an amount of close to twenty-five million euros.
Twenty-three expatriates from France Telecom are currently on-site in Addis Ababa.