Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Faster internet for Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa rolls out 4G mobile service Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in Addis Ababa as part of a $1.6 billion project whose costs are...
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Ethiopia signs major broadband deal

Addis Ababa will have a high-speed 4G broadband network and there will be 3G service throughout the rest of the country within two years, thanks to a $700 million agreement between Ethiopia and Huawei...
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Major new technology park for Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is to build a $250 million technology park beside Bole International Airport in the south-east suburbs of Addis Ababa. The Ethio ICT Park will be located on a 200-hectare site and is due f...
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Ethiopia clamps down on the internet

Ethiopia is clamping down further on internet use, according to Reporters Without Borders, the international non-governmental organisation that advocates freedom of the press and information. The F...
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Google holds g|Ethiopia in Addis Ababa

Internet search engine giant Google is holding its first g|Ethiopia conference in Addis Ababa from 7-8 February. The event will see business leaders, entrepreneurs and community representatives co...
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Mobile banking in Addis Ababa

An Irish company called M-Birr is to provide mobile banking technology to financial institutions operating in Ethiopia, through its subsidiary in Addis Ababa, M-Birr ICT Services Plc. The technology w...
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Free WiFi at Addis Ababa airport

Passengers travelling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport are to be offered access to free wireless internet. A representative from Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) stated that the servic...
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Ethiopia gets new telephone directory

State telecommunications provider Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) has finally launched its 2009 telephone directory over a year behind schedule due to contractual problems with the publi...
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Nokia launches mobile for Ethiopia with Ge’ez script.

Ethiopians can now send SMS text messages in their own alphabet thanks to a new mobile phone developed by Nokia for the local market, the BBC news website reports. For now Nokia has issued only a basi...