Angolan operator Unitel Angola has won the tender to become the second operator in Sao Tome and Principe, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. After meeting all the technical requirements with its proposal, the company only needs to deliver a bank guarantee to obtain the licence.
The Government of Sao Tome, through the General Regulatory Agency (Ager), and Unitel are also discussing additional investments, which include telecommunications access to the entire population, particularly the connection to the island of Principe and rural areas.
The director of Ager, Orlando Fernandes, told reporters that the Angolan company was the only bidder that met the technical and financial requirements for obtaining a licence for fixed and mobile telecommunications. The licence will put an end to the monopoly of Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicacoes (CST), a subsidiary of Portugal Telecom.
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