Mobile phone carriers in Angola should invest US$750 million per year to improve services, official says

14 May 2010

Luanda, Angola, 14 May – Angola’s mobile telephone operators should invest US$750 million per year in order to improve the services they provide to their customers, the director of Angola’s Telecommunications Institute (Inacom) said Thursday in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Domingos Pedro António, who was citing the results of a study of the Angola telecommunications sector carried out in 2007/2008, said that before that date mobile telephone companies invested an average of US$250 million per year.

António noted that it was necessary to carry out another study to assess if investments made were in line with recommendations from the Ministry and, if a trend to lower investment was found measures would have to be adopted to reverse that trend.

The study of the telecommunications and information technology sector was carried out by a company specialised in market surveys and served as a basis for applying some political and guideline measures for the telecommunications sector. (macauhub)