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Angola partners with Finland to improve ICT sector

The Angolan and Finnish governments have signed a broadband and ICT cooperation agreement, reports Ecofin. Angolan telecoms minister Jose Carvalho Da Rocha, and the Finnish communications minister Sanna Marin signed the deal which will also enable Finish investors interested in financing ICT projects, innovative tech companies and start-ups to set up their businesses in Luanda.

Da Rocha said the challenge of the new Angola is to provide quality and affordable services, to continue build the infrastructure that will connect cities with optical fibre -already at  65 percent of the country- and to develop a space programme to cover the territory by satellite.

Angola, which relies heavily on ICT to accelerate its socio-economic development, sees Finland’s expertise as an example in order to take advantage of the new technologies and services.

Source: Telecom Paper

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