Safaricom says infrastructure sharing negotiation with Ethio telecom in ‘good progress’

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Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC says negotiation on telecommunication infrastructure sharing is “progressing well”.                                                        Safaricom Ethiopia reached an agreement in principle with Ethio telecom to share cell sites, interconnection and tower assets in Ethiopia in April, 2022.

But final agreement has not been signed so far between Ethio telecom and Safaricom Ethiopia.

Sisay Zerihun, Head of Public Affairs at Safaricom Ethiopia said in a press briefing on Thursday that the infrastructural sharing agreement is “progressing well” without delve into details.

Matthew Harrison-Harvey, Safaricom Ethiopia’s Chief External Affairs and Regulatory Officer similarly said, “We are happy with the telecom infrastructural sharing agreement”.

Safaricom Ethiopia is on course to a phased launch of its network and services in the country and is conducting rigorous tests to ensure the provision of quality services.

The phased commercial launch will commence from August 2022, switching on the network in 25 cities across the country when ready by April 2023, starting with Dire Dawa.

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