Telecom Namibia subsidiary to invest USD55m in Angola

29 Apr 2009

Angolan telecoms company Mundo Startel, part-owned by Telecom Namibia, plans to invest at least USD55 million to deploy 100,000 wireless in the local loop (WiLL) telephone lines providing voice, data and internet services in the capital and other areas as it expands across the country in the medium- to long-term. Mundo is building out a fixed-wireless network based on CDMA2000 access technology and NGN backbone infrastructure in partnership with Chinese equipment vendor ZTE. Angola Telecom and Movicel also provide CDMA2000-based services in Angola, based on WiLL and cellular technologies, respectively.