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Angola’s government is proceeding with an international tender for a concession to manage, operate and expand Angola Telecom’s national and metropolitan transport backbone network, Novo Jornal reports. The plan aims to attract private sector expertise, with the chosen company also expected to train staff at the state-backed telco, under a wider strategy to ‘make the...

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Angola’s mobile market leader Unitel is waiting for the telecoms regulator – Angolan Institute of Communications (Instituto Angolano das Comunicacoes, INACOM) – to allocate 5G frequencies and issue permission for fifth-generation network operations to launch, according to company director-general Miguel Geraldes, quoted by newspaper Valor Economico. Geraldes said that Unitel was in consultations with INACOM regarding 5G development,...

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Broadband connectivity is currently a popular product around the world. Guaranteeing companies’ access to high quality is the objective set by Angola Cables, which wants to become a world benchmark supplier. Angola Cables has strengthened the data capacities of its international submarine fiber optic cable called MONET. 2.2 terabits were added to the network segments connecting Miami...

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Angolan mobile market new entrant Africell has confirmed a commercial service launch target of December 2021, according to Matias Manuel da Silva Borges, national director of telecommunications and information technologies, quoted by MenosFios. Africell formalised a contract with Angola’s government to become the country’s fourth ‘Unified Global’ telecoms operator in early February this year, and...

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Angola’s leading cellco Unitel and Ericsson have signed a three-year frame agreement for the supply of Ericsson Radio System solutions as well as core solutions and related services, with the aim of transforming Unitel’s existing 2G/3G/4G RAN and core infrastructure as well as preparing for future 5G services in Angola. Ericsson adds that the radio and 5G-ready...

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According to a statement released to the media, the status signals to customers that ITA/Paratus offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities including integration and interoperability, cost optimisation and flexibility, the companies stated....

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Africell is confident of increasing competition within Angola’s mobile telecommunications market after securing the licence to serve as the country’s fourth operator. Company executives are now pushing to recruit up to 6500 employees to help roll out its network in the next few years. Africell has made significant investments in telecommunications in Gambia, Sierra Leone...