Report: Ethiopia to partner with Huawei, ZTE to expand mobile access

Ethiopia is on the brink of signing agreements with China's Huawei and ZTE to expand its mobile phone infrastructure and double the number of subscribers in the African country to 40 million, a senior Ethiopian official has told Reuters. "We are now poised to start the expansion. We are almost on the final stage on dealing with...ZTE and Huawei," Debretsion Gebremichael, Ethiopia's deputy prime minister and minister of communications and technology, told the news agency. State-owned Ethio Telecom is the only mobile operator in the country of over 80 million people, one of the last remaining nations on the continent to maintain a state monopoly in telecoms, Reuters noted. Article