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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:15 - Updated Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:15

Angola has about 14 million mobile phone network users - Minister

Luanda - Angola has currently about 14 million users of the mobile telephone network, three million of internet and more than 400,000 of the digital library, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.

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Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, Jose? Carvalho da Rocha

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The information was released by the minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha.

The minister was opening the first Angolan Forum on Telecommunication and Information Technologies.

He on the occasion stressed that that the sector’s indicators on public policies on the telecommunication and information technologies domain as per the white book on the ICTs have an impact on the whole national territory, with a stress on regions where the access was difficult.

The official stated that under the National Development Programme for 2013/2017, there are goals the sector will have to reach to make the ICT services more easily reachable by the populations.

The minister added that the above said was only possible through the establishment of infrastructure, transfer of knowledge and technological innovation, with stress to the expansion of national optical fibre retransmission points and implementation of submarine cables of the digital library and Angosat network.

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