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4G Network To Be Launch On Saturday


Officials at the state monopoly Ethio Telecom have announced that the country’s much awaited 4G network is set to be inaugurated on Saturday. Dire Tube has learnt that the 4G LTE network, constructed by the Chinese ZTE and Huawei companies at a cost of 1.6 billion dollars, will be inaugurated on Saturday morning at the Hilton Hotel. Ethio Telecom originally announced it will roll out its 4G service for its customers in Addis Ababa beginning from May 2015.

In a press conference it held on August 2014, the company also promised to commence rendering the 4G service for locations outside of Addis Ababa at the start of the current year. Sources said the new network will have 210 dedicated antennas for 4G connections. 

The downloading capacity of the 4G network is said to be 150mbit/sec while 3G’s is 42mbit/sec. The new 4G service will be provided to smart phones with 4G capacities.