20 February 2012

Angola: Optimistic About World Radiocommunication Conference

Geneva — Angola is optimistic that the results of the World Radiocommunication Conference that closed Friday in Geneva (Switzerland) will contribute to build up International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s capacity in its task of facilitating the equitable access and rational use of resources of radiofrequency spectrum and geostationary satellite orbits.

This was the conclusion reached by the members of the Angolan delegation that attended the meeting held from January 23 this year.

The event reviewed the radiocommunication regulation, an international treaty that governs the utilisation of the radiofrequency spectrum and satellite orbits with implication at world scale, both for political leaders and regulators.

They mentioned that Angola as a developing country will benefit from this experience to help in the prevention and resolution of cases of prejudicial interference to ensure efficiency and efficacy of all radiocommunication services.

In its effort to fulfil the goals of the World Summit of the Information Society, of the Connecting Africa Summit and other important gatherings, Angola has been scoring considerable progress at social and economic level to which the sector of Information and Communication Technology has been contributing.

The Government of Angola has been investing in national wideband infrastructure projects based on fibre optic, modernisation of public administration, foment of telecasting industry and market within the framework of digital migration strategy and creation of technological estate.

The meeting tackled such topics as review of the radiocommunication regulation, in view of the growing convergence of the radiocommunication services resulting from the rapid evolution of the information and communication technologies, including the management of the orbital positioning of satellite orbits and associated radioelectric frequency.

The Angolan delegation to the event was headed by the country's permanent representative to the Geneva United Nations Offices, ambassador Apolinário Correia, and included the CEO of the National Institute of Communication (INACOM), Pedro Mendes de Carvalho, and technicians of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies.

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