GPRS Service Launched in EthiopiaJuly 24th, 2009
Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has launched a GPRS service on its GSM network. Access to GPRS is limited to postpaid mobile subscribers for the time being. The corporation envisages providing similar service to prepaid mobile subscribers in the future.
The operator also has a WCDMA based 3G network, although it only covers the capital city, Addis Ababa.
ETC ended Q1 '09 with an estimated 2.6 million subscribers, which according to figures from the Mobile World equates to a population penetration level of 3.2%.