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The engineer Manuel Homem was appointed, last Monday, as the minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Mass Media. A merger of the then Ministries of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, and that of Mass Media, takes effect. Within the framework of governmental reshuffle, this new ministerial department now has two secretaries of state, namely Nuno dos...

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Angola entered containment to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country. To this end, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has drawn up a sectoral emergency plan, the objective of which is to guarantee the minimum provision of voice, messaging, Internet, postal and meteorological services to citizens and public and private entities. The...

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The interdepartmental working group – composed of the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology and that of Economy and Planning – invited the telecoms company Africell Holdings SAL to present its technical and financial offer for the 4 th mobile license of Angola. The invitation received by the Lebanese telecoms group reflects its successful...

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Angolan start-up mobile services company Angorascom Telecomunicacoes – backed by Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris – has reportedly made ‘no progress’ in developing launch plans since November 2019 when it was named as a partner of state-owned Angola Telecom (AT) to utilise the latter’s Unified Global operating licence and introduce the country’s third cellular network. Expansao...

Angola’s largest telecommunications group Unitel has been included in a list of companies reportedly used by entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos to exploit resources and expropriate funds. Dos Santos has been described as Africa’s richest woman, with investments in both Angolan and international companies spanning telecoms, oil and banking, among other sectors. She is also a...

At the 9th edition of the “Forum on the Challenges of Governance in the Digital Age in Africa”, held last week in Luanda, Angolan Minister of Finance, Vera Daves, lamented Angola’s low financial inclusion rate, compared to the average of other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Believing that traditional banking technology solutions do not...

Angolan mobile start-up Angorascom Telecomunicacoes – a partner of state-backed fixed operator Angola Telecom (AT) – will launch services in February 2021, according to the schedule handed to it under a decision of the Angolan presidency last month, Menosfios.com reports. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that Angorascom – associated with Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman...

Multinational telco Angola Cables, a connectivity provider within Brazil’s wholesale market, has partnered with DE-CIX, an established Internet Exchange (IX) operator, to offer premium interconnection services to a variety of neutral IXs for operators and datacentres across Latin America. The objective of the partnership is to expand capabilities and boost internet providers’ businesses via the...