Angolan government working to expand broadband network

26 October 2011

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 Oct – The Angolan government is working to augment the broadband network, aiming for a data transmission capacity of more than 1.5 megabits per second, the president of the Angolan Communications Institute (Inacom) said on Tuesday in Geneva.

In comments on the sidelines of the international telecommunications conference under way until Thursday in the Swiss city, Pedro Mendes de Carvalho said that the message from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) secretary-general on broadband internet expansion characterised what is being done in the sector in Angola.

Angolan news agency Angop reported that Mendes de Carvalho indicated that the national situation is set out in the White Paper on Information Technologies and Communication, a document putting forward the Angolan government’s plans for telecommunications up to 2015.

“This document, updated in 2011, covers the technology market and aspects linked to trends verified by the Telecommunications Ministry over time,” he said.

The Inacom president added that the project to encourage the spread of broadband internet in Angola is being achieved with support from the ITU, a world organisation whose central aim is to ensure the presence of affordable and quality communications in all parts of the globe.

The International Telecommunications Forum (ITU World 2011) is being held from this 24 to 27 October in Geneva. (macauhub)