Unitel S.A. is a private mobile telecommunications company operating in Angola. The company was established on 8 March 2001 as a joint-stock entity. It provides a variety of services, including voice communications, text and multimedia messages, and mobile internet access, based on GSM and UMTS standards. The Angolan state took ownership of Unitel in 2022, following its nationalisation.
Alias
Unitel S.A.
Country
Type
Network Operator
Unitel Angola logo
3G Network

The network provided nationwide 2G coverage in 900 and 1800 MHz bands, and in July 2007 launched 3G UMTS over the B1 (2100 MHz) band.

    Network Frequency Band Status
    Active
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network
    Launch
    4G Network

    Unitel commercially activated 4G LTE coverage using the B3 (1800 MHz) band in December 2012.

    Through partnership with Ericsson in 2013, Unitel has worked to deploy an LTE-A network with carrier aggregation of 900 and 1800 MHz bands, however in 2014 the two companies demonstrated LTE-A carrier aggregation of B1 (2100 MHz), B3 (1800 MHz), and B7 (2600 MHz). It is unclear whether LTE-A services are currently live on the network.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status
      20
      Active
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network
      Launch