Algeria, June 6, 2018

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Angola gearing up for third mobile phone operator

The country's mobile telephony sector will become more competed, with the entry of a third operator in the market. The fact was confirmed by the Angolan head of State João Lourenço.

The statesman announced that a public tender is underway aimed at granting of a license to a new operator.

Speaking to more than 63 businessmen in Brussels, Belgium, where the president is paying a state visit, he said that the country, with about 26 million inhabitants, has only two mobile operators.

The president noted that the third operator will improve the services and reduce the telephone tariffs for the users. Official data released by National Communications Institute (INACOM) points to at least 14 million mobile phone users in Angola.

At the meeting in Brussels, João Lourenço spoke of the strategy for the diversification of the economy, with the priority to the private investment in this process. The president also referred to the new Law, as well as the protection of private investment in Angola.

In his speech, João Lourenço highlighted the issue related to monopoly, free competition, fight against corruption and impunity.

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