Safaricom Expands To Other Cities In Ethiopia

Safaricom Expands To Other Cities In Ethiopia

Kenya’s leading telecommunications network, Safaricom, has extended its network coverage within Ethiopia. The fresh development comes as a large-scale user pilot in Gondar and Awoday metropolia of Ethiopia.

Safaricom has now performed pilot tests in ten cities of the nation, which include Adama, Awoday, Bahir Dar, Bishoftu, Gondar, Debre Birhan, Dire Dawa and Mojo.

The test in the two recent cities is an aspect of the telecoms regional service roll out from city to city, with the intention to swap its services in other Twenty Five Tin the nation by the middle of the year 2023. This plan is also in pace with Safari’s nationwide launch by October 2023.

While speaking with journalists on the recent testing, Safaricom Ethiopia’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Anwar Soussa said, “The pilots in Awoday and Gondar signal the arrival of our National Launch in October 2022 as these are the last cities before the big event.”

Anwar went ahead to give credit to the Ethiopian government, the Mayors of both towns, the Ethiopian Communications Authority, town stakeholders and indigenes for their support throughout the testing process.

Through Safaricom’s network service in both cities, subscribers will get access to the telco’s data, phone calls and Short Message Service (SMS) packages, which they can use to communicate with other Safaricom Ethiopia users, and Ethio Telecom subscribers, likewise to make international calls.