A senior authority of Ethio Telecom revealed to The Reporter that the telecom organization is thinking about to utilize correspondence satellite to serve the instruction, wellbeing and farming segments where there is no telecom framework. "Satellite is utilized for business and military purposes. For nonmilitary personnel purposes, it very well may be utilized for broadcasting and telecom administrations. We are envisioning to utilize satellite to provide food telecom administrations for the wellbeing, training and farming parts where we don't have telecom foundation," the authority said.
Beforehand, there was an exertion propelled by the previous administration of Ethio Telecom to secure a correspondence satellite. Be that as it may, the arrangement was prematurely ended when another administrative association, Information Network Security Agency (INSA) proposed to get correspondence satellite. "There was a comparable arrangement propelled by INSA. A similar proposition was made by two administrative associations. So it was a misuse of an asset. The previous administration of Ethio Telecom suspended the arrangement," the authority said.
In any case, the authority stated, the new administration of Ethio Telecom is currently considering to obtain a correspondence satellite. "We are taking a shot at the arrangement. We will deal with the system and present it to the administration for endorsement," the authority said.
Ethio Telecom burns through 12 million dollars on yearly charges for satellite administrations and the cost takes off when satellite administrations are used by media, flying, and national security establishments. Specialists said that the way that national access to satellite correspondence and data through satellite relies upon the generosity of specialist co-ops, makes it basic for the nation to dispatch its own satellite.
South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, and Nigeria are the African nations that have propelled their own satellites. A correspondence satellite could cost more than USD 100 million.