04 Jan Angola: INACOM publishes licensing document for new Angolan player
On 27 December 2017 the Angolan Institute of Communications (Instituto Angolano das Comunicacoes, INACOM) formally published the tender specifications for the introduction of a new telecoms operator. As per the document, applications will be permitted from 8 January, ahead of a final 27 February deadline.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in November 2017 the new government announced the imminent launch of a competitive tender to license a new ‘Unified Global’ operating licensee (mobile, fixed, TV) to challenge established cellcos Unitel and Movicel, and PTO Angola Telecom, which intends to become the third mobile player in 2018. UK mobile giant Vodafone Group is expected to be among the bidders.