Ethiopia – telecommunications
The telecommunications industry in Ethiopia is controlled by the state-owned Ethio Telecom. In 2015 it was reported that Ethiopia had 40 million mobile subscribers and 10 million internet connections, yet it has a population of over 90 million. Services such as mobile money are also in their infancy.
“The biggest business opportunity in Ethiopia for me would be the telecommunications sector,” says Morgan Uloko, country manager of DHL Express Ethiopia. “This sector has the capacity to more than double the contribution of services to GDP, in addition to helping to significantly reduce unemployment in the country.”