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Ethio telecom agrees exclusive partnership with private internet service providers

As part of expanding its business and playing its role in the digital industry Ethio telecom this week signed agreements with different companies.
On Monday April 11, 2022 Ethio telecom signed a three-year contractual agreement with five virtual internet service partners including WebSprix IT Solutions PLC, . The agreement was signed by Frehiwot Tamru and different representatives of the companies.
Based on the contractual agreement, the companies are expected to exclusively provide fixed broadband internet service by exclusively purchasing the fixed bandwidth internet service from Ethio telecom.
These days, Ethio telecom is immensely working at a high priority to avail fixed broadband internet service to the customers nationwide in partnership with virtual internet service providers.
Currently Ethio telecom has about 443k broadband customers though the private companies have been able to avail fixed broadband internet service to 20,700 customers so far.
Ethio telecom has plan to increase the number of users to 3 million by the end of 2026, and the company has designed and been executing a wide range of systems and strategies.
In parallel to this infrastructure expansion, the company has recently made a massive tariff discount on fixed broadband internet service to meet the ever-increasing customer demands for the services.

Moreover on Tuesday April 11, 2022 Ethio telecom has also signed a deal with Amhara Bank which is expected to be operational soon. The two companies agreed to use ethio telecom’s modern modular Data center.
The modular data center is said to be designed to ensure mission-critical data and equipped with extensive security and compliance system controls with 99% reliable connectivity and high electric power saving capacity.
In addition, the center is equipped with the state-of-the-art power saving electrical systems, cooling systems and security cameras as well as modern network and fiber cable enclosures/accessories and compartments.
Specifically, what makes building this modern modular data center unique is that its mission to enhance the services of all the company’s information technology and network infrastructure developments.
Currently, 84 customers are using Ethio telecoms data center.
“The data center would enable various technology products and services rendering companies to become operational in a short period of time by sharing them the data center collocation” said the Frehiwot Tamru, CEO of ethio telecom speaking at the ceremony.

“So far, our company has built two modular data centers and three more data centers are under construction that will soon have five data centers altogether. Moreover, big Green Data Center is under requirement preparation and it can host 1000 racks with geographical redundancy. To this effect, five sites are made already available outside Addis Ababa for geography redundancy equipped with its own disaster time emergency backup,” Frehiwot added.
The agreement was signed by Frehiwot Tamru, CEO of ethio telecom and Henoke Kebede, President of Amhara Bank.

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By Chala Dandessa

Name: Chala Dandessa. I was born in West Shewa Zone, Chobi District of Oromia Region, Ethiopia in 1989. Founder of Ethiopians Today Website Currently I am Lecturer at Jimma Teachers College. Peace and Unity for our country!

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