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  • Ethio Telecom, previously known as the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation, is an integrated telecommunications services provider in Ethiopia, providing internet and telephone services. Ethio Telecom is owned by the Ethiopian government and maintains a monopoly over all telecommunication servics in Ethiopia. Based in Addis Ababa, it is one of the "Big-5" group of state owned corporations in Ethiopia, along with Ethiopian Airlines, the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethio-Insurance, and the Ethiopian Shipping Lines. Ethio Telecom is managed by France Télécom, but is required to comply with Ethiopian Government orders. The government said it outsourced the management as ETC was not able to meet the demands of the fast-growing country. It also said that telecommunications services would not be privatized, at least not in the near future. Ethio Telecom generates a revenue of over US$ 300 million for the Ethiopian government, and was dubbed a "cash cow" by the current Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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