Tag: Safaricom Ethiopia

Safaricom Makes Great Strides in Ethiopia with More Than 1M Customers, 561 Network Sites

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The Safaricom Ethiopia story started a long time ago. The Ethiopia bid was a tough one and involved a lot of telecom companies, but...

Ethiopia Eyes Third Telco Launch as Ethio Telecom Announces Plans for Partial Privatization

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The telco market in Ethiopia has been receiving a lot of interest in the recent past. With a population of over 120 million, the...

M-PESA Goes to Ethiopia to Compete with Ethio Telecom’s Telebirr

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Safaricom Ethiopia is now officially open, following an event that was attended by Kenya’s President William Ruto, among others including Safaricom Kenya CEO Peter...

Safaricom Ethiopia Goes Live Officially, Now Available in 11 Cities

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The road to launching services in Ethiopia has been long for Safaricom. After lots of bidding and going through multiple regulatory approvals, Safaricom was...

Safaricom is Now Live in Three Ethiopian Cities

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Safaricom services have since gone live in Ethiopia. The launch, which is still in its pilot phase, comes more than one year after Safaricom,...

Safaricom Launch in Ethiopia Expands to New City

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This week, Safaricom kicked off operations in Ethiopia. The operations, which start as a pilot for residents in the city of Dire Dawa, are laying...

Safaricom is Now Live in Ethiopia, Finally

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Safaricom, among its partners (Vodacom Group, Sumitomo Corporation, and CDC Group all named Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE)), acquired operating license for the lucrative Ethiopian market...

Tracking the Delayed Safaricom Commercial Launch in Ethiopia

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Safaricom Ethiopia has been official for an extended period, but entry to the country was not easy. Specifically, Safaricom, among its partners (Vodacom Group, Sumitomo...

Ethio Telecoms Pilots 5G Ahead of Safaricom Ethiopia

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Safaricom Ethiopia has since started operations, following years of lobbying in the country that cost it USD 850 million. When the deal was sealed,...
Safaricom Ethiopia Team

Ethiopia Makes Way For M-PESA, Foreign Mobile Money Products In New Draft Bill

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Safaricom has since entered the Ethiopian market after years of lobbying that cost USD 850 million.   Its entry into the country means that the telco...
Safaricom Ethiopia Team

Safaricom is Building a $100 Million Data Centre in Ethiopia

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Safaricom operations in Ethiopia have since started following years of lobbying and waiting for approvals from various state agencies in the country. It makes sense...
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa

Kenyans Among Many Nationals Appointed to Serve Safaricom Ethiopia’s Executive Team

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Safaricom is officially in Ethiopia. While it is far from rolling out products and services to the country’s more than 110 million people, the operator...

Safaricom Ethiopia Starts Hiring Ahead of Commercial Launch

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By now, we are aware that Safaricom is in Ethiopia. The telco is insanely popular locally and has exported its success to other parts...