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Djibouti Telecom (Djibouti Télécommunication Co.) is the government-run telecommunications monopoly based in Djibouti City, Djibouti. It provides landline, mobile and internet services to the general public. The firm has its head offices and outlets in the national capital.
Djibouti (/dʒɪˈbuːti/ji-BOO-tee; Arabic:جيبوتيJībūtī, French:Djibouti, Somali:Jabuuti, Afar:Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200km2 (8,958sqmi).
Home to around 620,000 inhabitants, the city contains over 70% of the nation's population. The settlement was founded in 1888 by the French, on land leased from the ruling Somali and Afar Sultans. During the ensuing period, it served as the capital of French Somaliland and its successor the French Territory of the Afars and Issas.
Known as the Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura due to its location, Djibouti city is strategically positioned near the world's busiest shipping lanes and acts as a refueling and transshipment center. The Port of Djibouti is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. Additionally, the city hosts a number of foreign embassies, and is the headquarters of many international organizations, non-profit organizations and companies. Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is the main domestic airport, connecting the capital to various major global destinations.
The Ministry of finance (MoF) has finalized the initial preparations to float an international tender to privatize 40 percent of the state owned telecom giant ... to telecom bidders ... It can be recalled that ethio-telecom had hired KPMGEast Africa to value its entire business assets.
Aliyi told Capital from Djibouti that the incident which transpired was unforeseen since the technical difficulty was in relation with the telecom service termination at his office ... According to Aliyi, he was informed by Djibouti Telecom that the problem had occurred on technical issues.