March 25, 2014

Glossary of Abbreviations

BPR Business Process Reengineering

CALEA Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act

CESCR Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CITCC China International Telecom Corporation

CSO Law Charities and Societies Proclamation

CUD Coalition for Unity and Democracy

DPI Deep Packet Inspection

DW Deutsche Welle

EDF Ethiopian Defense Forces

EICTDA Ethiopian Information and Communication Technology Development Agency

EPRDF Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front

EPRP Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party

ESAT Ethiopian Satellite Television

ETA Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency

ETC Ethiopia Telecommunications Corporation

GPS Global Positioning System

ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICS Intelligent Charging System

ICT Information and Communications Technology

IM Instant Message

INSA Information Network Security Agency

ITU International Telecommunication Union

MCIT Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

NGO Nongovernmental organization

NISS National Intelligence and Security Services

OLF Oromo Liberation Front

ONC Oromo National Congress

ONI Open Network Initiative

ONLF Ogaden National Liberation Front

OPC Oromo People’s Congress

PID Project Information Document

PSCAP Public Sector Capacity Building Program

SIM Subscriber Identity Module

SMS Short Message Service

TPLF Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front

UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UDJ Union for Democracy and Justice

VOA Voice of America

VOBME Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea

VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol

VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal

WTO World Trade Organization

ZTEsec ZTE Special Equipment Company