Ethio Telecom’s AU project complete
TELECOMS| Jan. 19, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
A delegation led by Ethio Telecom CEO Jean Michel Latute has attended an event marking the conclusion of the grand telecom infrastructure connection project for the new multimillion dollar African Union head office in Addis Ababa, which has been under construction for the last two years.
AU officials expressed their gratitude for the effort made to successfully complete the project ahead of the deadline.
Project manager Ato Getahun Kebede explained that the new AU building had been connected to Ethio Telecom’s kirkos core network through optical fiber. The telco also installed transmission equipment and a backup system in the AU compound.
The project gives the AU access to the integrated modern reliable communication network such as, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA and Fixed line, IP PBX and broadband internet. The project provides an Internet connection of 100 Mbps, and 100 Mbps back up option with full redundancy, and 4E1, 1000 fixed line voice services with additional 1000 reserve. It also connected the existing building with the new one through optical fiber.
Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said the recently-completed conference centre and headquarters of the African Union (AU) was a timely manifestation of the level of African and Chinese friendship.
Backed by the Chinese government, the construction and furbishing of the complex cost USD 200 million. Meles said Ethiopia had provided 130,000 square of land with lease and exempt taxes for materials imported for the construction.
The new complex covers 112,000 sqm and comprises a 20-storey main office building, a 2,500 person-capacity conference centre and a sub-conference building with 41 conference rooms.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
New entrant Equitel carves out 1.9% share of mobile subscriptionsThe Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Finserve Africa (Equitel) acquired a share of 1.9 per cent of the total mobile subscriptions by registering 665,661 mobile subscribers between January and March, says CAK. Read More
Vodafone Ghana provides ‘live-chat’ platform for customersVodafone Ghana says it has launched an online ‘Live Chat’ and ‘Support Centre’ to enhance its range of customer care channels that offer timely and convenient response to customers’ queries. Read More
Juwah’s tenure at NCC endsDr. Eugene Juwah’s tenure as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission has come to an end. Read More
Etisalat sues MTN over anti-competitive practicesEtisalat has instituted legal action against Nigeria’s dominant operator, MTN, over practices it says threaten its business. Read More
Orange increases interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9%Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the Moroccan telecommunications operator, in application of the agreements they signed in December 2010. Read More
Safaricom gives network assurance ahead of Obama visitSafaricom has assured its subscribers that minimal network disruptions shall be experienced during visit of US president Barack Obama. Read More
Airtel unveils next gen enterprise solution in GhanaAirtel Ghana says it is setting the new standard for Enterprise business solutions with the launch of its business oriented sub brand, Airtel Business. Read More
Tigo Africa Customer Operations Director visits GhanaThe Customer Operations Director for Tigo Africa, Ingeborg Nieuwenhuis, has just concluded a week-long visit to Ghana. Read More
Tigo reinforces security at cell sites due to battery theftTigo says it is determined to invest to ensure a reliable and stable network for its customers despite rampant cable cuts and increasing battery theft. Read More
FEATURED STORYKenyan SACCOS riding on innovation to attract customers
As confidence in mainstream banks remains low due to prohibitive interest rates, customers are embracing Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCO) as an alternative.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.
COMPANY NEWSMTN Business augments its management team further with key strategic appointment
MTN Business SA has appointed an industry veteran, Mariana Kruger, as General Manager of Private Sector.