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Two agreements signed to make Angosat-2 services available

The National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), MSTelcom and the University of Ghana signed two cooperation agreements aimed at expanding the availability and use of Angosat-2 services.

: Gaspar dos Santos/Angop
Gaspar dos Santos/Angop  

The signing of the documents took place this Wednesday, within the scope of the 3rd edition of NewSpace Africa – taking place in Luanda until Friday –, in an event that included the testimony of Mário Oliveira, Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication.

According to Angop, the signatories of the agreements were Zolana João, director of GGPEN, Felisberta de Jesus, president of the Executive Committee of MSTelcom and Boateng Onwona, professor at the University of Ghana.

On the occasion, Felisberta de Jesus made it known that the telecommunications company MSTelcom has "four service sales packages", the "first of which is 19 megabytes/seconds and as the package evolves, capacity increases and prices decrease", having added that they hope, "that with this agreement, operators and institutions that want large capacities will be well served and that they will be able to take the service to the end user".

The person in charge, cited by Angop, also said that they are "selling the services to local operators", but have already received "requests from across Southern Africa, such as Zambia and Congo", and that they will "advertise more so that they are sold to other countries as well".

Speaking to the press, Felisberta de Jesus said that the national satellite (Angosat-2) will reduce the costs of telecommunications services. According to the person responsible, the cost of purchasing a megabyte in the country will drop from approximately 500 to 150 dollars, as a result of the commercialization of satellite services.

This reduction in costs was considered by Felisberta de Jesus as an advantage, as it will make it possible to pay in national currency, putting aside the use of foreign currency to purchase services, writes Angop.

Boateng Onwona also spoke about the initialed agreements, who considered that it will make it possible to exchange information that "could not be done otherwise, before signing the agreement".

It should be noted that the second day of the NewSpace Africa conference was marked by the benefits of Angosat-2, whose services reached, this Wednesday, more than 10 thousand people in the commune of Muangai, in Moxico, through the 'Conecta Angola' project.


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