Angola is to launch a multi-sectoral support telecom satellite in January 2009, Angolan Minister of Telecom and Information Technologies Jose Carvalho da Rocha said here on Monday.
During his ministry's yearend meeting, the minister said Angola "will start in January 2009 the commercial launching of the satellite telecommunication system of multi-sectoral support (Infrasat)."
He said his ministry has realized all important goals in 2008,including the preparations for the launching of Infrasat, adding that the telecom satellite, among other aspects, will provide NetSat services, enabling the use of telephone and internet in remote areas.
The minister said his ministry also computerized all the post offices, cyber-centers assisted by the Project Internet.
Referring to the work in 2009, he said, the ministry will produce a white book of telecommunications and information technologies, adding that the white book will constitute a guideline for the sector's improvement in the coming years.
In 2009, he said, the ministry will keep on developing actions towards the improvement of human resources both at pre- and post-university levels through the Angolan Telecommunications Institute, adding that the ministry will establish a technical institute of communications and information technologies.