New mobile telephone operator to be in place by December

  • National director of Telecommunications and Information Technologies Matias Borges
Huambo – A new mobile phone operator “Africell” will be in place by December this year, the National director of Telecommunications and Information Technologies Matias Manuel da Silva Borges has announced in central Huambo province.

Winner of the international tender in 2020, the American operator will join the Angolan market, alongside Angola Telecom, MOVICEL and UNITEL.

Angola is the fifth African market where the Africell group will have operations, joining Uganda, Sierra Leone, Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has 12 million customers.

The official in charge of the operator told Angop that  the operator has been working internally with the Angolan authorities on the start of operations in the country, as of December this year.

In addition to mobile phone and internet services, Matias Manuel da Silva Borges said that Africell will also provide digital television and mobile money services, which consists of sending money remotely using phones.

Africell in the Angolan market is expected to create more than six thousand jobs in Angola, with an initial investment of USD 300 million.

Winner of the international tender in 2020, the American operator will join the Angolan market, alongside Angola Telecom, MOVICEL and UNITEL.

Angola is the fifth African market where the Africell group will have operations, joining Uganda, Sierra Leone, Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has 12 million customers.

The official in charge of the operator told Angop that  the operator has been working internally with the Angolan authorities on the start of operations in the country, as of December this year.

In addition to mobile phone and internet services, Matias Manuel da Silva Borges said that Africell will also provide digital television and mobile money services, which consists of sending money remotely using phones.

Africell in the Angolan market is expected to create more than six thousand jobs in Angola, with an initial investment of USD 300 million.