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Oi sells 25% stake in Unitel for USD 1 billion

Published 24 Jan 2020 16:46 CET | Angola

PT Ventures holds shares in the Angolan companies Unitel (25%) and Multitel (40%), as well as rights to dividends declared by Unitel, which are due and payable, and the ...

Telkom expects repairs to submarine cables damaged off Angola to begin 28 January

Published 24 Jan 2020 09:49 CET | Africa, Angola

South African operator Telkom says the cable vessel Leon Thevenin is sailing towards Angola to start repairing damage to the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable ...

Oi may get up to BRL 8 billion in funds including Unitel revenue - report

Published 21 Jan 2020 14:14 CET | Angola, Brazil

Oi may receive around BRL 8 billion in funding by the end of the quarter, according to estimates by analysts from Bradesco BBI, reports Valor Economico. The calculation ...

South Africa's Openserve holds talks over cable breaks in Gabon and Angola

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:14 CET | Angola, Gabon, South Africa

South African telecom infrastructure provider Openserve said that it had been liaising with both the WACS and SAT3/WASC undersea cable consortia to determine the cause of ...

Zap postpones price hike until end-January

Published 09 Jan 2020 11:32 CET | Angola

Zap has delayed the price hike for its satellite services to 23 January and fibre services to 1 February, due to a delay in clearance from the Angolan Telecommunications ...

Sonangol confirms interest in buying Oi's stake in Unitel

Published 06 Jan 2020 11:26 CET | Angola

Unitel has four shareholders, each with a 25 percent stake: Geni (owned by General Leopoldino do Nascimento), Vidatel (owned by Isabel dos Santos), PT Ventures (Oi), and ...

Zap increases prices of fibre and satellite packages

Published 06 Jan 2020 09:15 CET | Angola

Angola operator Zap is once again increasing the prices of its TV and TV+Net (Fibre) packages. A company source told Jornal de Angola that the increase was cleared by the ...

Angolan court suspends Dos Santos stake in Unitel

Published 03 Jan 2020 11:42 CET | Angola

Isabel dos Santos has tried to negotiate the sale of her 25 percent stake in Unitel to an Arab citizen, according to a ruling of the Court of Luanda that ordered the ...

Angolan second satellite construction at 50%, expects launch in 2022

Published 24 Dec 2019 10:45 CET | Angola

The Angolan government has announced that the construction of its second satellite, Angosat-2, is at 50 percent and it is aiming for a 2022 launch date, reports Lusa. This ...

Angola calls on telecom operators to share infrastructure

Published 19 Dec 2019 17:03 CET | Angola

Angola's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology has invited telecommunications companies to expand services by sharing infrastructure. ...

Fonecom plans to open 5 stores by 2020, denies assembly tie-up with Xiaomi

Published 19 Dec 2019 11:30 CET | Angola

Angolan company Fonecom said it intends to open five electronic equipment stores by 2020 and to instal a mobile phone assembly line in the country, Angola Press reported. It ...

Angola reaches 14 million mobile phone users

Published 18 Dec 2019 14:27 CET | Angola

Angola now has more than 14 million mobile telephone users and around 7 million internet subscribers, according to the chairman of the Angolan Communications Institute ...

Fonecom and Xiaomi to produce mobile phones in Angola from 2020

Published 16 Dec 2019 09:47 CET | Angola

Angolan company Fonecom and Chinese-based Xiaomi will produce up to 100,000 phones in Angola from 2020, reports Angop. According to Angolan investor Horacio Moniz, the plan ...

Angola extends applications for new operator licence to 22 December

Published 10 Dec 2019 16:21 CET | Angola | Update: 19 Dec 2019 16:04 CET

The deadline for submitting bids for the fourth operator licence in Angola has been once again extended, to 22 December, according to an announcement published by regulator ...

Oi receives dividends from Unitel

Published 09 Dec 2019 10:33 CET | Angola, Brazil

Oi received last month USD 33.1 million in extraordinary dividends from Angolan operator Unitel, in which the Brazilian operator holds a 25 percent stake, reports Valor ...

Angolan third mobile provider to start operating in February 2021

Published 09 Dec 2019 09:36 CET | Angola

Angola will have a third mobile operator from February 2021 under a schedule established with Angorascom Telecomunicacoes, to which the concession has been awarded. According ...

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....

 




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