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Ethio Telecom Launches 5G Service in Dire Dawa City

The state-owned telecom operator Ethio Telecom says it has deployed the fifth-generation (5G) mobile service in Ethiopia’s eastern city of Dire Dawa.

“Our company has now commercialized its 5G service in Dire Dawa city,” Ethio Telecom announced on Saturday.

The latest 5G network launch makes Dire Dawa the fourth city in the country to have the service along with Addis Ababa, Adama, and Jigjiga.

“We are confident that this cutting-edge technology will improve the daily lives of our society at large, creating an enabling environment for enhancing and streamlining private businesses and government services.”

The Telecom operator made the service available in seven areas of the city for its customers with mobile devices and handsets that support the 5G network.

These are Sabian High School, Ashewa Marketplace, Kezira tele, B-Capital Hotel, Dire Dawa Poly Technic College, Tesfa Hotel, and Dire Dawa University.

The 5G network launch in Dire Dawa comes a week after the telco with a 74.6 million customer base – announced an 11 billion birr net profit from its half-year operations. The figure is 14% higher than the amount the telco secured from the period last year.