Angola’s mobile operator Unitel invests $25 million in 5G services

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LUANDA, ANGOLA - JANUARY 28: The head offices of Unitel as seen on January 28, 2020 in Luanda, Angola. In 2000, the dos Santos government issued a hugely valuable mobile telecommunications license, one of the country’s first, to Unitel; among its owners and founders was Isabel dos Santos. Businesswoman Isabel dos Santos is the daughter of the former President of Angola - Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Forbes Magazine put her fortune at $2.1billion making her the richest woman in Africa. How she made her fortune has come under scrutiny as international media using information from the Luanda Leaks have revealed how, during his presidency, her father sanctioned her acquisition of stakes in Angolan industries including banking, diamonds, oil and telecoms. In December 2019 the Angolan Courts froze Dos Santos's stakes in Angolan companies as it bought a case against her regarding funds owed to the state oil firm. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
The head offices of Unitel as seen on January 28, 2020 in Luanda, Angola. /Getty Images

Angola’s largest mobile operator Unitel has so far invested 25 million U.S. dollars in technology innovation and digital upgrades to prepare for the launch of 5G service in the country, the company said Tuesday.

The upgrades would allow more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time and make the company’s services more available in urban centers.

“This is an action that will allow the consolidation of the extension of services and prepare the basic infrastructure for 5G,” it added.

State-of-the-art radio equipment has been installed in more than 400 locations to increase the 3G, 4G and 4.5G services, the operator said.

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