Angola Telecom’s fixed-line network still serves less than 1% of the population. The licensing of four new fixed-wireless operators in 2002 has introduced competition to this sector, using Third Generation (3G) wireless technologies and WiMAX to provide advanced services.
A national fibre optic backbone network is being implemented. Privatisation of Angola Telecom and the licensing of a third mobile operator is expected in the not too distant future. Market forecasts are also included.
Subsidiaries of Angola Telecom include:
- Movicel, offering mobile phone service and Movinet, offering internet access;
- ELTAngola, Empresa de Listas Telefonicas de Angola, an online telephone directory;
- Multitel, a portal offering a wide range of internet services;
- TVCabo, offering on-line television programming.
MSTelcom is a competitor of Angola Telecom.