Angola Telecom, in a joint initiative with Israeli-backed international project group Mitrelli, yesterday inaugurated a high speed network section connecting the northern Uige province to the capital Luanda, enabling broadband communications including voice, data/internet and video in the region as part of the Telecommunication Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (PRIT), the Angola Press Agency (Angop) reported. The provincial capital of Uige (Uige city) has a population of roughly 120,000. A release from Mitrelli – whose subsidiary companies Cognito International and Servecom Data Communication are partnering Angola Telecom – noted that the PRIT project serves to connect cities and towns to broadband services throughout Angola Telecom’s national basic fixed network, while a further goal of the initiative is to ‘promote the internationalisation of networks linking Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia.’ Mitrelli Group has been present in Angola for over 20 years, with involvement in sectors such as health, education, telecommunications, energy and water, construction, property development and agriculture, in partnership with public and private entities.
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