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Angolan Cables and Nokia trial direct optical fibre link between Africa and US

Published 14 Nov 2019 10:46 CET | Africa, Angola, United States

Angola Cables and Nokia said that they have collaborated to provide a direct optical connection between Africa and North America. The route between Sangano in Angola and Boca ...

Angolan govt allows Angorascom to act as MVNO on Angola Telecom network

Published 12 Nov 2019 09:27 CET | Angola

The Angolan government has authorised the sub-concession of mobile services from Angola Telecom, the country's third operator, to the company Angorascom Telecomunicacoes, ...

Spacecom supplies capacity to Angolan satellite firm

Published 11 Nov 2019 10:28 CET | Angola

Spacecom has announced that an Angolan satellite services company has signed a contract for C-Band HTS capacity on the newly launched Amos-17 communication satellite. The ...

Angola Cables partners with DE-CIX for Latin American connections

Published 01 Nov 2019 12:48 CET | Angola, Germany, Latin America

DE-CIX's regional director for South Europe, Theresa Bobis, says there are major benefits arising from the partnership. From now on, Angola Cables as a DE-CIX reseller will ...

Angola Telecom auditor warns of risk to business continuity

Published 28 Oct 2019 17:37 CET | Angola

Angola Telecom has been in technical bankruptcy for at least two years, with its assets less than its liabilities. This has lead independent auditor EY to warn of ...

Angola and Russia boost telecoms partnership

Published 25 Oct 2019 13:54 CET | Angola, Russian Federation

The Angolan Ministry of Telecommunications and IT has announced an agreement with the Russian government to boost the countries' partnership in the telecoms sector. Key areas ...

ITA invests AOA 3 milion in data centre

Published 17 Oct 2019 12:38 CET | Angola

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA) has invested AOA 3.1 million in a new data centre with capacity for 7,000 servers, reports Angop. The infrastructure is equipped with ...

ARC says Angolan market suffers from anti-competitive practices

Published 11 Oct 2019 14:50 CET | Angola

The Angolan telecommunications market is affected by anti-competitive practices, with an overwhelming share of the market falling to one company, warned experts from the ...

Angolan Data Protection Agency starts operating

Published 10 Oct 2019 14:31 CET | Angola

The Angolan Data Protection Agency has started operating and will be in charge of supervision and application of the Data Protection Law....

Angolan President names new board for Angola Telecom

Published 10 Oct 2019 14:27 CET | Angola

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has signed a decree appointing a new board of directors for Angola Telecom. This follows the conclusion of restructuring to enable ...

Unitel applies VAT on voice calls and SMS

Published 01 Oct 2019 15:34 CET | Angola

Angolan mobile operator Unitel announced that it will apply a 14 percent VAT rate on calls, messages and service subscriptions, while assuming the costs of the new tax on ...

Angolan government puts 4th telecom operator licence out to tender

Published 01 Oct 2019 09:47 CET | Angola

The Angolan government has invited tenders for the licence for the country's fourth telecom operator. During the first phase, interested bidders can apply until 08 November. ...

Multitel launches LTE in five Angolan provinces

Published 10 Sep 2019 10:57 CET | Angola

Angolan operator Multitel has launched LTE networks in the country's five biggest provinces, namely Luanda, Benguela, Cabinda, Huambo and Huila, with speeds of 100 Mbps down ...

Claranet Portugal partners with Angola's MSTelcom

Published 03 Sep 2019 12:28 CET | Angola, Portugal

Cloud and security services provider Claranet Portugal has partnered with MSTelcom, part of Angolan conglomerate Sonangol....

DStv Angola launches new pay-TV package

Published 02 Sep 2019 10:47 CET | Angola

DStv Angola has launched a new pay-TV package that already includes VAT, which comes into force within a month, reports Mercado. In order to ensure that families facing ...

KPMG to help select 4th Angolan operator

Published 26 Aug 2019 15:42 CET | Angola

Angola's inter-ministerial working group for the selection of a fourth unified global electronic communications provider has hired KPMG Angola to evaluate the full process ...

Angola to activate over 40 free Wi-Fi points in Cuando Cubango

Published 16 Aug 2019 16:11 CET | Angola

Each of them supports 250 users simultaneously, with a 120-meter operating range. Tchiyoca added that the free Wi-Fi access points will help the local population due to ...

Sonangol to offer Unitel shareholders stake ahead of tender

Published 14 Aug 2019 15:14 CET | Angola

Unitel's shareholders will be able to exercise their right of first refusal for Sonangol's 25 percent stake if the company decides to sell, said Sebastiao Gaspar Matins, CEO ...

Angola plans to privatize dozen telecom companies

Published 12 Aug 2019 16:41 CET | Angola

The Angolan government plans to privatize a dozen or so companies in the telecommunications sector by 2022, reports Mercado. The list includes Unitel, MS Telecom, ACS and Net ...

Angola Cables set to launch live gaming portal

Published 06 Aug 2019 16:01 CET | Angola

Angola Cables announced that, through its low latency submarine fibre cable routes, the operator will provide a new Live Gaming Portal in Angola. This will be open to all ...

Angolan pay-TV operators to increase prices from September

Published 05 Aug 2019 14:50 CET | Angola

Angolan pay-TV operators TVCabo and Zap have announced they will once again increase prices for their services, by 13 percent, reports Menos Fios. The new price lists for the ...

Angola mobile base down slightly to 13.2 mln in 2018

Published 01 Aug 2019 13:27 CET | Angola

Unitel continues to dominate the mobile telephony market with a 75 percent share, followed by Movicel (25%). In the fixed network segment, Angola Telecom is market leader ...

Africell to spend part of USD 100 mln credit on mobile payments, bid for Angolan licence

Published 29 Jul 2019 09:23 CET | Africa, Angola

Africell plans to spend part of a USD 100 million credit line on expanding its infrastructure and fintech services, Reuters reported. The company is also planning to bid for ...

TVCabo introduces Viv Mais IPTV platform

Published 24 Jul 2019 14:23 CET | Angola

Angolan operator TVCabo has presented Viv Mais IPTV, an advanced internet TV platform, which allows users to watch the premium Zap and DStv channels, at home with TVCabo's ...

Angolan pay-TV operators to increase prices by 13% - report

Published 19 Jul 2019 14:43 CET | Angola

Angolan pay-TV operators DSTV-Multichoice, TV Cabo and Zap will soon increase the price of their services by 13 percent, a source told Angop. This is the last increase that ...