Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Ethiopia's Mobile Subscribers Now Over 18 Million

Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Information and Communication Technology Minister with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister, said that the government is trying to increase access to Information and Communication Technology in the country as well as improve its quality.

Opening the 2nd Annual Ethiopian ICT Entrepreneurship Conference on Monday (December 10th), Dr. Debretsion said ICT infrastructure was expanding. The number of mobile subscribers in the country was now over 18 million and of these, the Minister said, 3.4 million mobile subscribers used the system to access internet service.

The aim was to be able to reach 45 million subscribers by the end of the 2014. He noted that wireless coverage of the country had now reached 73 percent.

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