Bissau and Brasilia sign cooperation agreement for telecommunications sector

13 July 2006

Brasilia, Brazil, 13 July – The Guinea Bissau Communications Institute (ICGB) and Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday in Brasilia to improve the quality of telecommunications services in Guinea Bissau.

The agreement was signed by the president of Anatel, Plínio de Aguiar Júnior, and the president of the ICGB, José Gaspar Fernandes.

The memorandum will make it possible to implement cooperation between Brazil and Guinea Bissau in activities such as the harmonization, drawing up and setting up standards to be fulfilled by operators, according to Anatel.

It will also make it possible to assess tariffs and prices charged by operators and their compliance with contractual rules, and the drawing up of targets for quality and services.

The memorandum, which is the 25th one signed by Anatel in its history, also outlines the provision of administrative support, such as budget management, finances, information technology and human resources and materials , as well as infrastructures.

“Signing the memorandum is another step towards Guinea Bissau’s development,” said Fernandes in a statement from Anatel. (macauhub)

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