Huawei funds Angolan ICT centre
ANGOLA| July 23, 2012, 6:41 p.m.
Chinese ICT giant Huawei has financed the building of an ICT Training Centre at Angola’s Technological Training Centre in Angola.
The centre, including eight classrooms and a laboratory, was opened in Luanda last week.
Speaking at the opening, the chairman of the board of directors at Angola’s Instituto Angolano das Comunicações (INACOM), Pedro Mendes de Carvalho, said Angola was one of the world’s fastest-growing ICT economies.
He said the courses to be offered at the centre would benefit all stakeholders.
He noted that Angola’s ICT strategy was now in its second phase – aiming to strengthen its market structure; with phase three – consolidation of African leadership and customer focus – the strategy from 2015.
MORE ANGOLA NEWS
Angolan ICT sector records 55% annual growthThe ICT sector in Angola recorded an annual growth rate of over 55% over the past 10 years, says a report released in Luanda this week. Read More
Unitel, Ericsson first in Africa with 450 Mbps on a commercial LTE networkEricsson and Unitel today announced the successful demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps. Read More
Angola takes science and technology roadshow to schoolsAngola’s Minister of Science and Technology has hailed a programme carried out this year to increase school learners’ understanding of science, technology and innovation. Read More
Angola creates awareness about E-Kwanza BAIA major marketing campaign is currently underway in Angola to create awareness about a mobile money service called E-Kwanza BAI, which was launched this month by the Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI, Angolan Bank of Investments). Read More
EMIS, MasterCard partnership on Angolan ATMsEmpresa Interbancária de Serviços (EMIS), operator of Angola’s only interbank network, and MasterCard have announced a landmark partnership that sees all ATMs in the country accept MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards. Read More
Submarine cable to be built across South AtlanticAngola Cables has signed a contract with NEC Corporation to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic. Read More
TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western AfricaTeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Angola Cables have announced an IP Transit agreement that will enhance regional connectivity to TSIC’s customer base along the West African coast using Angola Cables’ significant submarine cable assets. Read More
Angola Online free internet project launched in LuandaAngola’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National Center for Information Technology, has officially launched the digital project "Angola Online", which aims to roll out internet access to five million Angolans by 2017. Read More
FSDEA announces ‘Future Leaders of Angola’ scholarshipFundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has announced the launch of its Scholarship Program, called ‘Future Leaders of Angola’, aimed at building up the economic empowerment and capacity of a new workforce in the country. Read More
MSTelcom extends agreement with Intelsat to expand satellite broadband services in AngolaIntelsat S.A has entered into a new, multi-year agreement with MSTelcom, who will leverage Intelsat’s satellite and network expertise to offer broadband service to consumers and corporations in Angola's oil and gas and banking sectors. Read More
FEATURED STORYIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.