By Amare Asrat |
Addis Ababa, September 14, 2015 (FBC) –The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is going to make reduction in internet tariffs.
“The questions arising from the people on Internet service fee is acceptable,” Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economic Cluster and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, told FBC.
Thus, the government will make a reduction in internet cost after conducting a study this Ethiopian fiscal year, he said.
However, “the voicemail service tariffs remain unchanged as it is lower than African and other countries,” he said.
According to him, the telecommunication services in the country are improving. Attention will also be paid to improve all the services this year, he said.
* According to Internet Live Stats report, in 2014, there are 1,636,099 internet users in Ethiopia, which is only about 2.56% of the country’s population has internet access. In addition, the growth of internet users in the country in 2014, compared to 2013 was about 16%, according to the same resource.
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