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Angola advocates harmonisation of telecommunications policies at CPLP level

This Thursday, the Government defended the "harmonization of policies" of the telecommunications sector at the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) level in order to "reduce the digital divide" that still exists between countries in the region.


At the opening of the 11th Communications Forum of the CPLP, the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha, pointed out the need to "reduce the digital divide that still persists" in order to provide "a great service to our communities".

"Which is to take more and more to all our citizens, of this our community, which is in fact 'sui generis', so that we have more and better services and with increasingly affordable prices," he said.

This CPLP Communications Forum, organised by the Angolan Communications Institute (Inacom) in partnership with the CPLP Telecommunications Regulators Association, runs until Friday in Luanda.

The challenges of regulation, cyber security, Internet, 5G and the digital market are some of the topics under discussion at this meeting that brings together in the capital telecom regulators of the Lusophone community.

For the government, the issues under discussion are current and are on the agendas of the countries of the community, noting that the community needs to harmonize policies on all issues.

"The Angolan executive has been working hard on liberalizing our sector and has been developing both public and private investment in infrastructure. We have the challenges of regulation and if we are united we will be stronger," he noted.

During the meeting, said José Carvalho da Rocha, the transfer of the presidency of the CPLP regulators to Angola will be formalized, which through Inacom will lead the organization for two years.

"What we want with the transfer of the presidency is to bring the regulator closer to the secretariat and bring here a new dynamic according to the challenges we have in the community," he said.

The theme of the meeting taking place in the capital is "The Challenges of Regulation of the New Digital Ecosystem".

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