Telecom Cuts Tariff, Ceases Mobile Device Registration

Ethio-telecom, the state monopoly telecom service provider, has just announced major reductions on existing tariffs on its services, and has lifted the requirement of mobile device registrations effective tomorrow, August 23, 2018.

The action was announced today at Ethio-telecom’s headquarters during a press conference held by the company’s new CEO, Frehiwot Tamiru.

The CEO announced a 40pc tariff reduction on local mobile calls; a 43pc price cut on short message system (SMS); and a 43pc price decrease on mobile data services. The CEO also announced a 54pc tariff cut on broadband internet service.

The new tariff amendments taking effect tomorrow will reduce mobile call tariffs from 83 cents a minute down to 50 cents a minute; SMS tariffs will be cut to 20 cents from 35 cents; and charges on mobile data service was also be cut from 35 cents a megabit to 20 cents.

Under the new arrangement, the company will suspended the registration of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), a requirement launched a year ago, that registers new mobile phones into the network system.

Published on Aug 23,2018 [ Vol 19 ,No 956]



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