Ethio-telecom set to tackle network problem soon: CEO

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Addis Ababa, 13 February 2014 (WIC) - The Ethio telecom announced that it has been striving to tackle the network problem in Addis Ababa.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Andualem Admassie told The Ethiopian Herald that his office is making utmost efforts to address the problem in a sustainable manner by identifying technical problems and designing new expansion projects.
The network expansion work is taking place in the city classifying tasks in three categories: Nokia, ZTE and New Network Development. Andualem further indicated that in areas where Nokia network is installed – Jomo, Lebu and Mebrat-Hail the company is working to accomplish network expansion task in less than six months. The new network expansion works in green areas would be completed within six months time.
Ethio telecom has concluded agreements with various companies giving due attention to expansion project contract and deadline, task details, project design, and execution of the task.
Presently, Ethio telecom is importing equipment for network expansion from China, Andualem said. “We are discussing with Addis Ababa City Administration and other stakeholders to get sites for the placement of 300 new network facilities.”
According to Andualem, along with undertaking the new network expansion projects in Addis, the company is making utmost effort to increase network availability and quality in areas where mega projects are being carried out.