Angola: Mobile operator Unitel expands 3G network to Benguela, Lobito, Huambo and Lubango

18 December 2008

Luanda, Angola, 18 Dec – Angolan mobile telecommunications operator Unitel Wednesday inaugurated the expansion of its third generation (3G) network to the cities of Benguela, Lobito, Huambo and Lubango, in the centre and south of the country.

The project, the company said in a statement, allows “access to third generation services, such as video calls and broadband Internet of benchmark quality, based on the latest Technologies.”

“The infrastructure will also make it possible to access voice services, sms messages, multimedia messages, amongst others, by customers who travel between the cities of Lobito and Huambo and between the cities of Benguela and Lubango,” the statement said.

The project, which also includes links across 806 kilometres between the main cities of the South, represented a total investment of US$40 million. (macauhub)