NAIROBI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Ethiopia expects its second
telecoms provider to start operations in the first quarter of
next year and is finalising preparations to issue it with a
licence for mobile financial services, a senior government
adviser said on Friday.
Kenya's Safaricom, together with South Africa's
Vodacom, Britain's Vodafone and Japan's Sumitomo, paid $850
million for the operating licence earlier this year.
The consortium has just signed a deal with China's Huawei
for network infrastructure construction, Brook Taye, a senior
finance ministry adviser, told an online conference.