The Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technologies reiterated, on Friday, in Luanda, that the ANGOSAT-2 will contribute to the provision of highly reliable services, including in remote areas of the country.
Pascoal Alé Fernandes stressed, at the opening of the V Telecom Forum, yesterday, that ANGOSAT-2 will promote business growth in many regions and contribute to reducing the digital divide in Angola and on the Continent.
In an organization of the newspaper “Expansão”, under the motto “The contribution of ANGOSAT to Mobile Communications and the challenge of cybersecurity”, the Secretary of State recalled that over time countries have been investing heavily in Telecommunications services and Technologies of Information, in order to respond to the real needs of the population.
The official added that Angola has shown a positive evolution, despite still having a long way to go to bring communications to everyone.
“The African Space Strategy is an integral part of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Within the Sustainable Development Goals, the Executive approved the implementation of the National Space Strategy, a set of projects that make up the implementation of ANGOSAT-2, ”he said.
The Secretary of State guaranteed that for the five-year period 2022/2027, the Executive is betting on security and institutionalization of the Center for Response and Treatment of Computer Incidents (CERT) throughout the country.
“Access to communications has been the spur to growth and socio-economic development of regions, removes geographic limitations to commerce in rural areas, brings opportunities in education, provides better health services, stimulates private sector investments and increases employability”, he said.
The Executive, he recalled, has in its portfolio the definition of a National Security Strategy, which aims to solve the political approach to cyberspace. “CERT is responsible for creating the necessary capabilities to promote a national culture of cybersecurity and awareness of the risks and consequences of cyberattacks”.
better health services, encourages investments in the private sector and increases employability”, he said.The Executive, he recalled, has in its portfolio the definition of a National Security Strategy, which aims to solve the political approach to cyberspace. “CERT is responsible for creating the necessary capabilities to promote a national culture of cybersecurity and awareness of the risks and consequences of cyberattacks”.
The strategy, he added, has a periodicity of five years and will identify and establish security agreements to make cyberspace safer. “It is necessary to combine synergies to always be at the forefront of cybercrime”, she said. BenefitsFor the deputy director of the National Special Program Management Office (GGPEN), Vangilyia Pereira, who spoke at the forum about “The benefits of ANGOSAT-2 for Communications in the country”, the benefits are many, especially for operators.
Vangilyia Pereira explained that ANGOSAT-2 will support several services, which will operate with C-band and KO-band capacity, for coverage throughout the country and regions of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).With the completion of the work on the satellite, she defended, the country could save 20 million dollars per month in telecommunications services.
For a better telecommunications service, information technology, she clarified, the country needs to install, at least, 93 thousand service antennas.
The Director of Jornal Expansão, João Armando, recalled that the purpose of the forum is to discuss the contribution of ANGOSAT-2 and assess the capacity of telecommunications in the country, to increase coverage and make it more accessible.
“I hope that satellite services reach the most remote areas of the country more quickly, in order to improve health and education services.
The project will help market operators. Without digitalization, the country does not develop”, he highlighted.