Millicom’s e-commerce business team is taking new products and services to millions of new customers and to different markets that fall outside our mobile telecommunications footprint. We are more convinced than ever about the potential for online services in Africa to grow strongly and leapfrog traditional retail.
Ethiopia represents one of the most undeveloped markets in our portfolio as it enters the digital age.
It is Africa’s second most populous country (population 91.73 million) yet has the second lowest internet penetration rate in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2010, The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranked Ethiopia 154 out of 159 countries surveyed in terms of access to information and communication technology. State-owned Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) is the sole Internet service provider (ISP) in the country.
However the telecoms sector is growing, mobile penetration is accelerating and internet / social networking popularity is rising fast.
Currently we have two marketplace websites launched:
Online hotel and travel site for the best deals and perfect hotel.
Buyer or seller? Look out for great fixed or auction price deals.
Real estate for property leaseholders, buyers and sellers.