Ethiopia regime paid 1 Million USD for company operating in the country for jamming ESAT. It is reported that more than 10 million people are regularly watching ESAT and the TV station becomes a threat to the government. One observer commented that information becomes a threat to dictators more than military force. Ethiopia is in one hand receives loans and donations from western countries and in the other hand paying for company jamming TV stations.
Researches regarding jamming practices indicate that the technology used for jamming can be broadly classified into Orbital Jamming and Terrestrial jamming. Orbital jamming method blocks the signals from “everyone, everywhere”, while the Terrestrial jamming technology affects up to 20 killometers radius.