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MTA has substantial experience advising local and multinational ICT, telecom and tech companies in matters of information technology and telecommunications. MTA’s role include:

  • Advising on permissible areas of investment for foreign investors engaged in the ICT & Telecom sector including on value added services.
  • Reviewing agreements with the state telecom monopoly Ethio-telecom and other financial institutions.
  • Identifying potential regulatory risks for locating hosting services, storing data, providing consumer services using the servers and online platforms.
  • Assist in advising on-line, mobile and tech companies on company incorporation in Ethiopia.
  • Reviewing privacy and data policies of tech companies.

Some of MTA’s experience assisting clients in the ICT & Telecom sectors include:

  • MasterCard, in connection with provision of a push payment service in Ethiopia.
  • NEC Africa, in connection with provision of telecom installation services to Ethio-Telecom.
  • Africa Internet Group, in connection with local licensing and registration requirements, technology transfer agreements and tax issues in Ethiopia.
  • Samsung Africa, in connection with an on-going partnership with Ethio-Telecom.
  • Microsoft, in connection with providing geo-hosting assessment survey and hosting data centers in Ethiopia.
  • SITA, in connection with its operational arrangements with the Ministry of Transportation and the Airport Administration Enterprise
  • Yenepay Technology services, an Ethiopian tech start-up, in connection with its on-line retail service delivery and partnership with local banks.
  • BCS Group, a Kenyan tech company, in relation to its investment in value added services with Ethio – telecom.
  • Apposit LLC, in connection with its licensing and various agreements with local partners.


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