Angola Telecom to expand, upgrade networks

28 Nov 2008

Angola Telecom plans to complete the digitisation of its fixed line network over the next few years as part of a wider plan to modernise its services, according to the company’s chairman, Manuel Avelino, reported by Macau Hub. Avelino said that as part of the modernisation programme, Angola’s incumbent telco would expand its fixed communications network and install a wireless access telephony system and fibre-optic cables. The chairman said that restructuring work was underway in most of the country’s 18 provinces, as was the integration of a new workforce, whilst a plan had been initiated to link the province of Malanje to the rest of the national network via optical fibre; a first phase of the project connecting the area to Luanda is currently in a test phase.