International auditing group KPMG has been selected to evaluate bids for Angola’s fourth mobile licence, Agence Ecofin reports. An inter-ministerial working group overseeing the tender for the country’s fourth cellular operating licence chose KPMG Angola to provide expert advice on the evaluation and review of all tender documentation, as well as the evaluation of applications, offers and the preparation of the tender process. KPMG Angola will also support the international promotion of the call for tenders, to be launched ‘soon’ according to the finance ministry.
In April 2019 Angola’s President Joao Lourenco cancelled the award of the fourth mobile network operating licence to local start-up Telstar Telecomunicacoes for non-compliance with certain procedures. Lourenco demanded higher levels of transparency in a relaunched tender for the licence, which will also include rights to offer fixed network and TV services.