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Sumitomo teams with Vodafone to win Ethiopia telecom project

Cellular bid marks first foray into Africa by Japanese company

Ethiopia's telecommunications sector has been dominated by state-run Ethio Telecom.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Sumitomo Corp. will offer mobile services in Ethiopia as part of a consortium with British telecom provider Vodafone Group, becoming the first Japanese company to enter the market in Africa.

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