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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:25 - Updated Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:25

Angola to have new digital television system by 2012


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Luanda – Angola might have, from 2012, a new digital television system to be installed under the cooperation relation with Japan, becoming the first African country to benefit from this service.

This issue topped today’s meeting between the Japanese ambassador to Angola, Ryozo Myoi, and the Angolan vice president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

The diplomat assured that the project was already approved by the International Telecommunication organisation, waiting only for the Executive green light for its beginning, which might happen by 2012.

He said that this system is the same used in Brazil, also installed by Japan, representing the most advanced television technology.

The ambassador did not mention the cost of the project, but assured that globally it is not too expensive.

Despite this matter, the Japanese diplomat said he also discussed with the Angolan senior official issues related to increasing relations between both nations, a suggestion presented by Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos that he agreed.

He said that very advanced talks have been carried out between both countries’ authorities, toward an investment protecting agreement, a determinant mechanism for cooperation reinforcement.

At least eight Japanese companies are operating in Angola, which was considered very low number by the ambassador, comparing to the number of firms operating in the rest of the world.