Angola outlines ICT infrastructure plan


The Angolan government says it is working on a strategic infrastructure plan to support telecoms growth.

The Angolan Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, João Carvalho da Rocha, said Angola’s existing infrastructure would be connected across national borders to link up to backbones across Africa.

He said a fibre optic network would also be built across the country, connecting all 18 provinces.

The minister was speaking in Luanda at an ICT workshop organised by the 6th Committee of Education, Science, Technology, Culture, Youth, Sports, Religious Affairs and Media of the National Assembly.

He highlighted the government’s ICT development white paper, which aimed to stimulate the development of a knowledge society in Angola.