Angonet project hampered by lack of infrastructure

10 Jan 2006

Angonet, a project to set up community cyber-centres in northern Angola, is experiencing long delays due to a lack of suitable telecoms infrastructure, according to The project, begun by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the first quarter of 2005, has stalled in the province of Malanje, where an expected delivery of network equipment is overdue by five months. Angonet aims to spread the use of information technologies in the region. In its first phase, a VSAT system was set up in Huambo province, and once the delays in Malanje are overcome, further ICT infrastructure rollouts are planned in Bie, Cabinda, Uije and Zaire.