Ethiopia's monopoly mobile network, Ethio Telecom says that it has registered a remarkable increase in the number of mobile subscribers over the past weeks, and has now exceeded 10 million subscribers.
The total customer base, including fixed line and internet subscribers now reaches 11.3 million.For comparison, according to figures from the Mobile World the state owned monopoly had an estimated 3.85 million subscribers at the end of June 2010.
The company has also announced plans to revamp its tariffs and prepay card durations. The company said that the lower value voucher cards are being introduced to fulfill the expectations expressed by the network's customers while higher value voucher cards are introduced specially for data services.
France Telecom has a two-year contract to manage the network, which expires at the end of 2012.
Source: Cellular News