Angola: Country has over 7.5 million mobile phone users

19 May 2009

Luanda, Angola, 19 May – Angola has at least 7.5 million mobile phone users and around 200,000 fixed-line users, the director of the National Communications Institute (Inacom), Domingos Pedro António, said in Luanda Monday.

According to the Inacom director, who was speaking to Angolan news agency Angop on World Telecommunications Day, 5 million of the total number of mobile phone users are customers of Unitel and 2.5 million are Movicel subscribers.

In relation to the fixed-line, António said that Angola Telecom, the state company responsible for the basic telecommunications network in the country, serves over 100,000 customers, which is more than any of its rivals, which include Mundo Startel, MSTelecom, Nexus and Wezacom.

With the exception of Angola Telecom, António noted, all fixed line operators have not been in the market for long and provide Internet and other services as well as voice services.

Angola is currently estimated to have a population of 16 million people and covers an area of 1,246,700 square kilometres. (macauhub)