The event will take place at the Amphitheater of the Angolan Telecommunications Institute (INACOM), according to a statement from the National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), which VerAngola had access to.
"Having been recently authorized by Presidential Decree n.º 11/23, the Ministry of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication (Minttics), proceeds this Friday, February 10, at 10:00 am, in the Amphitheater of the Angolan Institute of Telecommunications (INACOM), to the launch of the procedure for the commercialization of Angosat-2 capabilities, whose event will be chaired by Minister Mário Augusto da Silva Oliveira", reads the note.
According to the document, the satellite will enable national telecommunications operators, as well as the Government "to use bandwidth capacities with costs based on national currency, which will certainly contribute significantly to better management of investments and, consequently, the best adjustment of the offer of services to the reality of the end user".
In addition, adds the statement, with the operation of the satellite it is also intended to achieve "significant levels of promotion and increase of business in the telecommunications sector and others, in regions, which are currently totally disconnected, thus contributing to the reduction" of the digital divide. in the country and, in general, in the continent.
In addition to the speech by Mário Oliveira, at the launch event, the director of GGPEN, Zolana João, will give a presentation on "Performance and Technical Characteristics of Angosat-2" while the chairman of the Board of Directors of Inacom, Joaquim Muhongo, will speak about the "Commercial Plan, Solutions and Portfolio".
The event, adds the note, will be attended by Minttics officials, representatives of different ministerial departments, companies in the sector, among others.
It should be remembered that the satellite was launched in October last year and replaces Angosat-1, which after being launched in 2017 lost contact with Earth.