Mozambique: Brazil and Mozambique cooperate in telecommunications sector

17 November 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 17 Nov – The scientific development of telecommunications is due to be driven forward over the next three years, with the launch of bilateral cooperation between the two sector regulators from Mozambique and Brazil, according to a report in Mozambican newspaper Notícias.

The paper said that a memorandum of understanding had been signed a few days ago between the Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM) and Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), of Brazil, marking the start of a new era.

The cooperation will cover the areas of projects, convergence of services, economic regulation, new low-cost international roaming technologies, as well as the efficient use of bandwidth and certification of telecommunications equipment, amongst other areas.

Salomão Manhiça, president of the INCM, noted the importance this relationship would have for both sides, saying that this was the second agreement between the two institutions, the first of which was signed in 2001.

He noted that the Mozambican technicians could be trained in Brazil and that missions would likely be organised to exchange knowledge and experiences, which would strengthen both institutions and improve their performance. (macauhub)