Telecommunications and IT penetration reaches 32.83 pct in Mozambique

19 September 2012

Development seen in Mozambique in the telecommunications and information technology sectors has resulted in a penetration rate of 32.83 percent, the chairman of Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TdM), Teodato Hunguana said Tuesday in Maputo.

At the opening ceremony of a meeting that brings together representatives of member countries of the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA), Hunguana said that, “the availability of telecommunications and information technologies is no longer a luxury that can only be accessed by the wealthy and privileged, and is now an essential part of how normal society operates.”

“It is clear that dissemination of telecommunications and information technologies does not in itself determine the social and economic development of populations and nations, but a lack of it affects, inhibits and delays development,” said Hunguana.

Over three days the meeting’s sessions will focus on growth opportunities in the undersea cable industry, better business practices, interlinking technologies, bandwidth, factors that affect demand, updates on new cable projects around the world, and maritime communications. (macauhub)