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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:41 - Updated Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:41

Angosat 1 to bring many economic benefits to country

Luanda - The launch of the first Angolan satellite "Angosat 1" will offer many benefits, both economically and job creation.

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Minister of telecommunication and information technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.

Photo: Joaquina Bento

This was said Thursday in Luanda by minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha

Angosat 1 will be Angola's first communications satellite, under construction by a Russian Company.

Angola and Russia signed the contract in 2009, with the work having started at the end of 2012.

With a planned lifespan of fifteen years, the satellite has sixteen C-band and six Ku-band transponders to provide telecommunications services to Angola.

The coverage range of the C-band reception signal may reach all Africa and Europe.

Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the 5th workshop on "Engineering Entrepreneurship", the minister said the satellite will initially combat info-exclusion throughout the national territory, democratising the use of new communication technologies.

"This infrastructure will continue to focus on the creation of objective conditions to allow the desired technological advances, especially in the areas of health, education, banking, telecommunications, transportation, radio and television," he said.

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