Ethiopia admits lagging behind Somalia in the telecommunication industry

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  1. Bohol

    Bohol Staff Member Moderator VIP

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    Somalia is a free market which a lot of countries in Africa look up to in regards to telecommunication industry.:westbrookswag:


    “There will be two telecom corporations and shares will be sold in both,” Abiy said during a question and answer session in parliament. “Somalia, with a population of 12 million, has four telecommunications firms. Ethiopia - with 100 million people - has one. There needs to be competition in the country.”




    UPDATE 1-Ethiopia plans to split telecoms monopoly in two to spur competition


    https://af.reuters.com/article/ethiopiaNews/idAFL8N1TK48K
     
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  2. Saalax Bidaar

    Saalax Bidaar Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness VIP

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    Not surprised everything is state owned. And Some people are advocating in joining this one telecommunications having nation
     
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  3. Bohol

    Bohol Staff Member Moderator VIP

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    Ethiopia is a dictatorship. Plus the average Ethiopian is not good at business like the average Somali.
     
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  4. waraabe

    waraabe Your superior

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    Ethiopia is following Chinese model of development. It’s smart and is working for them as shown buy their rapid economic growth rate. They will slowly liberalise their markets over the next few years.
     
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    God bless Telesom
     
  6. SirLancelLord

    SirLancelLord Reformation of Somaliland

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    Yeah but it's messed up over there, there's a cross network communication when I was in Somaliland I couldn't call anyone on somtel when I had telesom but lucky Everyman had WhatsApp. No wonder they all got 2 SIM phones
     
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  7. Bohol

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    That is to keep their customers. Most people in the north use Telesom anyway.
     
  8. MadNomad

    MadNomad As i live and breathe

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    Just about the only thing we are decent at, business.
     
  9. Silky

    Silky 操你的媽媽

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    If we had cheap access to energy wallahi nothing could stop us, that's the biggest limiting factor
     
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  10. Yaquub

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    That and lack of education, terrorism, low gdp, no army and lots of enemies with no true allies. Otherwise we would have been successful a long time ago.
     
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  11. Pla

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    The xabash is no match for the somali but,

    the somali is blind while the habash is crippled and weak

    and no matter your abilities if you can't see you can't fight back against the crippled and weak because the crippled and weak will always win against the blind and able.
     
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  12. Silky

    Silky 操你的媽媽

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    That may be as a state/nation, but I'm talking about the private sector, our economy can't be productive beyond super small business activities cos the cost of electricity is too high.

    Even light Manufacturing with our electricity prices are impossible and with even simple businesses like call centres or bakeries or commercial dairies/produce processing (for value added products) etcq all unattainable/difficult.

    Business, small and medium sized, are the backbone of an economy and what will make our gdp grow, and there are no laws or taxes hampering their growth and success currently so the recipe for success is nearly there (incl natural Somali business acumen) but missing key ingredients.

    Priorities (for government) to allow the private sector to flourish:

    1. Strong rule of law; contracts conflict resolution, etc
    2. Electricity and other essentials like water and gas to become cheaper and more available
    3. To foster a Finance system; another major limiting factor is the lack of access to credit and start-up funds.
    4. Roads; movement of goods and people around the country
    5. Education

    The market, bar point 1 and maybe 5, could solve and improve these priority points above but because of our underdevelopment the government needs to provide the initial jump to start it.
     
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  13. Jabir ibn ahmed

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    They lag behind us in everything besides proper leadership and functioning institutions
     
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  14. Sleepy Hollow

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    Much of the latter also comes from the sheer support the Ethiopian government gets from the West.
     
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  15. Jabir ibn ahmed

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    Facts
     
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  16. yaanyuur

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    god damn the somali government should help our telcom companies get into the ethiopian market
     
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    Most importantly we need to be united and elect the right government to get the job done.
     
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  18. Teeri-Alpha

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    a business man in Ethiopia is seen as a crook due to culture and communist mindset with feudal era experience,

    in contrast islam sees business an as a blessing,

    we are the only religion with a prophet who was businessman, who actually knew about markets and prices,


    about from a small Ethiopian ethnic group who do bsuiness, Ogadens run business and own most shops and hotels in adis ababa, if a habashi wants to start one he is looked down on, the Ogaden will get investment sent from kismayo or garisa by relatives, the habashi dont trust each other,

    the number reason why Somalis are good at business is because of the tribal trust amongst each other,

    other afrticasn just dont trust each other, somalis with a handshake will invest in each other and becaseu the rule of law i not there like in the west Africans steal from each other,

    look at hurmuud, a random hawiye guy from america raises funds, some of his biggest investors were Ogaden familiy who owned Som Tel reer Qoraxey from jubbaland, they invested millions in the dude and joined hands with him,

    if a dispute happens the Ogadens and hawiyes will sit down and sort it out with the old somali law based on islam and old somali respect for property, the xeer, who do africans and habashis go to?

    because of the somali islamic mineset and islamic rights on property we have managed to have a higher GDP per capita in somalia than kenya, ethiopia, uganda etc,

    per capita a somali makes more than an ethiopian despite our fucked up nation, imagine what we can do if we had a good state

    a habashi cleaner is respect more than a habashi businessman - why screwed up mindset
     
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