As part of our commitment to realizing digital Ethiopia and as of our 128 years of resilient journey and togetherness with our proud people in providing telecom services, we are excited to announce the launch of state-of-the art 5G mobile technology at Adama city today on November 2, 2022.

Over the bygone months, our company has been testing the readiness of the ecosystem by launching the 5G service on a trial level in Addis Ababa. Likewise, we have launched 5G mobile service today at Adama city at six mobile stations on pre-commercial level by considering the existing and enabling conditions to fully expand and market the service in the time ahead.

The 5G Mobile Technology is characterized by the fastest speed (up to10 Gbs), low latency (less than 1 ms) and massive communication capability (up to 1 Million connections within 1 km2), can unlock blazing fast speeds in more places, real-time responses and massive connectivity. With such high speed, superior reliability and negligible latency, 5G will impact industries such as mission critical services requiring real time decisions, manufacturing plants, remote Health care, precision Agriculture, self-driving vehicles, IoT, real-time operations making them all a reality.

We believe that launching this 5G mobile technology will play significant roles to optimizing the overall functions of Adama city through deploying smart technologies of the day and is an important milestone in achieving the vision of making Adama a smart city.

Specifically, this 5G service will provide our customers with best-in-class solutions, improve their experience and allow our enterprise customers to boost productivity, enhance operational efficiency, and introduce new solutions to their customers.

The 5G mobile service offers a far greater range of capabilities than any previous mobile technology with multi-faceted service provisions. This latest technology not only meets the ever evolving demands of customers, but can also have a transformative impact on the blossoming businesses activities and the ongoing national digital economy transformation agenda as well as will highly boost the level of our society’s technology usage.

Finally, our company is highly committed to expanding the 5G mobile service infrastructure and commercializing the service to other regional cities in the time ahead based on the readiness and demand from the players in the ecosystem: customers’ readiness to use the service, availability of 5G enabled devices and smartphones, the need and readiness of enterprises to use the service along with any other feasible business demands and drivers.

                                               Ethio telecom

                                            November 2, 2022

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