Angola internet penetration reaches 10%

Angola has reached internet penetration of approximately 10%, according to new data released from the National Union of Telecommunications.

The spokesman of the Second Internet Governance Forum for Southern Africa, Joao Leao, confirmed the news to the agency ANGOP and said access predominately came from PCs and mobile phones.

Market watchers have recently noted the country’s strategic positioning in the continent, and the merits it would have to become a telecoms hub for Africa.

Officials in the country have also recently sounded out the possibility for the country to connect to Europe and South America when the planned South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) goes live in 2014.

Domingos Cahoji, the manager of the Sangano submarine cable station also told reporters that connecting Luanda’s databases to the world would further serve in decreasing internet prices.