Orange Eyes Ethiopia Move in Battle for New African Market
Monday, June 24, 2019
Orange SA is considering a bid for a minority stake in Ethiopia’s state-owned phone monopoly as Africa’s second-most populous country prepares to welcome foreign telecommunications investors for the first time.
The French carrier is also open to becoming a rival carrier to Ethio Telecom by taking part in an auction for a new privately held mobile-phone license, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ramon Fernandez said in an interview in London on Friday. Both options are likely to be made available by next year.