Addis Ababa, October 16, 2019 (FBC) – Nokia Corporation, a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, plans to launch 4G and 5G services in Ethiopia.
The Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) to partner in promoting digital skills and innovation in Ethiopia.
The MoU was signed by Dr Dereje Engida, President of AASTU, Dr Engineer Isaias Gebreyohannes representing AAiT and Daniel Jaeger, Head of the Central, East and West Africa market unit at Nokia Corporation.
According to the agreement, Nokia Corporation will arrange training on the latest technologies and experience sharing programs for both AASTU and AAiT.
Dr.-Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Ethiopia and Ville Skinnari, Minister of Development and Trade of Finland witnessed the signing ceremony of the MoU.
On the occasion, the Ethiopian Minister briefed Skinnar on the broad activities being undertaken in his country in the innovation technology sectors.
Ville Skinnari for his part pledged to invite Finnish investors to take advantages of the investment opportunities in Ethiopia.
Headquartered in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area, Nokia Corporation was founded in 1865.