Ethiopia Takes Lead in African ICT, by Rodney Weidemann

Saturday, May 7, 2005

The Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) officially launched the country’s broadband service yesterday, in a move that will likely shame many richer African nations.
Featuring offerings that include broadband Internet, VSAT and multimedia services, the project’s aim is to get the East African country onto the information highway by providing a strong ICT infrastructure in order to bring technology to all its people.
The ETC worked with numerous companies when setting up the infrastructure throughout the country, including Cisco, Business Connexion and Dimension Data, and the new service will feature ADSL and dial-up options, video conferencing, IP telephony and video on demand.
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Source: ITWeb (Johannesburg)