Angola's telecommunications landscape presents unique challenges due to its substantial geographical expanse and uneven population distribution, with concentrated urban centres and large, sparsely populated rural regions. The country is focusing robustly on enhancing its infrastructure, with significant investment in submarine cables and satellite systems, fostering a unique solution to the problem of providing coverage across the vast and inaccessible regions. The Angosat 1 and 2 projects, involving the launch of Angola’s first telecommunications satellite in 2017 and second in 2022, exemplifies the nation's innovative approach towards overcoming its geographical constraints. Despite these advancements, Angola still faces challenges in terms of providing affordable, reliable telecommunications services to all its citizens.

ITU Region
Geographic Region
Regulatory Body
Angola Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies
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Mobile Network Operators

The are 3 companies operating mobile networks in this region.

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Africell Angola is a subsidiary of the Africell Group, a telecommunications company with a strong presence across Africa. The company was established in 2001 by US entrepreneur Ziad Dalloul, and it expanded its operations to Angola in 2021. Africell Angola's establishment followed a competitive international public tender process, and it has since become a significant player in the country's telecommunications sector. The Africell Group, which is headquartered in London, owns Africell Angola. The company was awarded a national telecommunications license in Angola in February 2021, activated...

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Movicel, officially known as Movicel Telecomunicações S.A., is a telecommunications company operating in Angola. The company was established on July 1, 2003, as a subsidiary of the state-owned Angola Telecom. In 2010, a significant shift in the company's ownership structure occurred when 80% of its capital was sold to various private entities, namely Portmil - Investimentos e Telecomunicações, S.A., Modus Comunicar, S.A., Ipangue, S.A., Lambda Investment, and Novatel Wireless. The remaining 20% of the company's capital continues to be held by state-owned companies Angola Telecom and ENCTA...
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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.