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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:36 - Updated Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:40

ANGOSAT-1 overcomes difficulties in communication - minister

Luanda - The minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, last Tuesday in Luanda said that the materialisation of the project to launch the Angolan satellite (ANGOSAT-1), set for the first quarter of 2017, will overcome the difficulties of communications countrywide.

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José Carvalho da Rocha - minister of telecommunications and Information Technologies

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The government official who was speaking in the lecture on “ANGOSAT-1, challenges, benefits and opportunities”, held in the Camama University Campus, said that the objective of this satellite is to provide quality information and technology services to the population, which means improvements in the signals of radio and television broadcast, as well as telephone and internet services countrywide.   

He went on to say that the negotiations that led to the implementation of the ANGOSAT-1 Project, between Angola and Russia, were a very difficult challenge that lasted ten years for its materialisation.

“It is not easy for countries to enter the technology area due to the high investments that are needed and the technological demands from developed nations”, he stressed.

He said that this Angolan Satellite will last 15 years and throughout this period there will be a need to think about implementing ANGOSAT-2 and others.


According to the minister it is necessary to create solid infrastructures that support the telecommunications and information technologies services countrywide.  

In view of this, he said, the Angolan Executive has been working in the implementation of the optical fibre which is to connect the whole of the national territory.

ANGOP has learnt that ANGOSAT-1 will have a primary control centre in Angola and another one in Russia.

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