The demand for telecom services and connectivity is accelerating in Angola. To meet this demand, Unitel is increasing its investments in extending its network across the country.
Angolan mobile phone operator Unitel has extended its northern submarine cable to Cabinda province. The objective of this initiative is to improve the quality of telecom services and Internet access in this region of the country. The submarine cable is part of the fiber optic network planned to connect the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire, via two separate routes. He landed in the coastal area of Manqui Seco.
According to José Safeca, administrator and technical director of Unitel, the system is designed with sufficient capacity to provide services to other telecommunications and Internet access operators; national and government security systems, the military and others. He added that the project also foresees the provision of high capacity fiber optic services to several oil rigs.
This initiative is part of the project to extend its network and the quality of its services in the region. Last May, Unitel extended the 4G signal to Buco-Zau, Cabinda’s northernmost municipality. Earlier the company had already deployed ultra-broadband in the capital of the province of Cabinda, in the municipality of Malembo, as well as in the municipality of Dinge, in the municipality of Cacongo.
The new cable is expected to provide connectivity with Unitel’s national fiber optic network. This will facilitate the provision of mobile or fixed broadband telecom services in the province of Cabinda as well as an improvement in Internet access services, national and international commercial communications.