Message from the Director General

Engineer Balcha Reba, Director General

Dear valued Visitors,

Welcome to the website of the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA), the communications service regulatory authority established through the Communications Service Proclamation No. 1148/2019 published on August 12, 2019.

I have the pleasure and honored to lead the newly established ECA as the first Director General in this exciting period for our country: the opening of the telecommunications market. This process will transform the lives of our people and we wish to develop an efficient regulatory framework that will benefit end-users and attract innovative and competitive players of Telecommunications sector.

As a Regulatory Authority with mandates to lead efforts in guiding the communications sector activities in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Communications Authority views that it is extremely important that it makes itself accessible to all interested parties in real time.

This website aims at providing to all stakeholders – consumers, telecommunications operators or an interested third-party – relevant and up-to-date information on the mission and activities of the ECA;  news about the telecommunication industry; stakeholder consultations regarding new regulatory directives; and publications of enforced directives.

I encourage you to go through the site to learn more about ECA. I hope you find our website useful in understanding ECA, our work, and our impact in Ethiopia to transparently and efficiently regulate the communications sector and ensure fair competitive practices by all communications service providers to promote accessibility and protect the interests of consumers while maintaining high-quality communications services at affordable prices.

I wish to thank you on behalf of the ECA and myself, for your visit to our website.


Eng. Balcha Reba
Director General