Angola Signs U.S. $327 Million Satellite Construction Deal with Russia to help broadcast TV

Technology & Convergence

Angola and Russia on Friday here signed a contract for the building, launching and operation of the Angolan telecommunication satellite named AngoSat, following the visit of president of the Russian Federation, Dimitri Medvedev is paying to Angola.

Worth USD 327.6 million and a production time estimated at 39 months, the contract foresees apart from supply of technical means, the training of Angolan cadres in space technology for satellite management.

AngoSat will have 15 years of life and will serve to support national infrastructures of telecommunications and terrestrial digital television all over the country.

It will enable the coverage in Africa, Europe, in C band, and the Southern Africa, in particular, in Ku band.