REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA ANGOLA TELECOM September/ October 2004
By : • Tungo Pedro- • Telecommunications Engineer ( Networks Solutions Manager ). • Mbuco Ditutala- • Telecommunications Engineer ( Data wireless Networks Manager ). Country Report Presentation
Demographic Data Of Angola : • Area and population : The Republic of Angola is situated in the southwest part of the African Continent and faces to the Atlantic Ocean, with the area of 1,247,000 square km and the population of about 14.295.086. • Main cities: Luanda ( capital ); Cabinda; Benguela; Lobito; Lubango; Namibe; Huambo; Malange and Onjiva. • Language : Official language is Portuguese. • Monetary Unit: Kwanza ( Kz )
Structure of the organization ( AT ) CA GCA GJ GRI GAI GCI DRH DFC DCMK DERT DEPE DA DSI U.N-SE U.N-MSI UEC U.N-SO U.N-CPP DRCN DRN DRCS DRS Luanda Bengo K.Norte Malange Cabinda L.Norte Uige Moxico Zaíre Mbanza Congo Benguela K.Sul L.Sul Huambo Cunene K. Kubango Namibe Huila
Employers • Missions/ Mandates of organization : • To provide services of Telecomunications with quality required for the international standars. • To assure offers of the services with competitive prices, to all the segments of the market in Republic of Angola. • To assure the development of Telecommunications network and customers pleasure.
Telecommunications and ICT sectors ( Names ) Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Tutored organ Executives organ INACOM DNT AT ITEL DNC ENCTA INAMET FADCOM
Telecommunications and ICT sectors ( Missions/ Mandate ) • DNT/ DNC – Define the law of Post/ Telecommunications sectors. • ENCTA/ AT – Provide the Post/ Telecommunications services. • INACOM – Markets regulators of Post and Telecommunications services and define the prices. • ITEL – Telecommunications training department of MINPT. • INAMET – National Institute for meteorology. • FADCOM – Angolans Fund for communications.
Policy of Human Resources Development ( H.R.D ) • To stimulate the trainning of the workers and to value their profissonal experience. • Creation of severals forms of evolution that can assume the following aspects: Progression (new wage level), Promotion (new functions of superior level in the same career) or change of career/category (different functions)
In the politics of private investment the attribution of incentives and other easinesses are guaranteed, the equality of treatment between national and foreign, the security and protection to the investment, as well as the respect and integral fulfilment of international agreements and treated. The choice of the zone or area to invest is free, except in those defining for Law as reserve of the State. Incentives for investment
Last 10 years and Ongoing ICT Projects • Implemented projects • About 1997 start of Internet services: initially supply of dialup internet access by some ISP (Ebonet, Snet, etc) • Digitalization of the public fixed network telephone in Luanda (italian cooperation) • Mobile communication started with two companies, one exploiting AMPS/CDMA (Angola Telecom) and the Other GSM (Unitel – private company)
Ongoing Projects • National coverage with POPs by Angola Telecom • National Access Number by Angola Telecom • Free Phone by Angola Telecom • Communitarian Centers, with Canadian cooperation, by Minister of Science and Technology • SchoolNet, with South African cooperation, by Minister of Science and Technology
Pending Issues on Carrying out the projects • Socio-cultural influence on ICT services. So-called socio-cultural aspects like cultural values,institutional relations, political dynamics, and educational background influence the perception of potential user groups, and therefore have an impact on the adoption and use of the technology • Any project must verify the White Paper regarding the telecommunication policy in Angola and Basic telecommunications Law.
Pending Issues on Carrying out the projects • National backbone under construction ( estimated cost is 200.000.000 USD ). • Digital Divide • Big gaps between urban and rural areas. No fixed or mobile phone in rural.
Projects by means of Japanese Cooperation on ICT Angola Ministry Post & Telecom, Ministry of Science and Technology, Institute of Telecommunication, Angola Telecom, National University, Educational Institutes Japan • Supporting • Assistance • Operation • Know-how • etc Technology transfer ICT Projects • telemedicine • e-learning • e-commerce, • e-government ANGOLA ICT Expansion