Ethiopia has signed a USD 700 million agreement with Huawei Technologies to expand mobile infrastructure and introduce 4G broadband in the capital Addis Ababa and 3G service throughout the country, reports Reuters. Andualem Admassie, acting CEO of state-run Ethio Telecom, and Jony Duon, his counterpart at the Chinese firm, signed the agreement that aims to double subscribers to 56 million. Debretsion Gebremichael, Ethiopia's deputy prime minister and ICT minister said the agreement is half of a USD 1.6-billion project split between Huawei and ZTE. Both firms will finance the amount. Ethiopia will sign the other half of the agreement next week, Gebremichael said. Ethio Telecom is the only mobile operator in the country of more than 80 million people.