Meeting of telecommunications operators at Ministry for Transport

The Minister for Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, Eucario Bacale Angue Oyana, accompanied by the Vice-Minister and the Secretary of State for Telecommunications, called a meeting for Wednesday 14th March at the headquarters of the institution with operators established in Equatorial Guinea.

The aim of the meeting was, firstly, to make first contact between the new Government team and the main players in the Equatorial Guinea telecommunications sector, such as the telephone operators, internet service provider companies, etc.

Another of the matters covered was the Government’s concern regarding the low quality and high cost of services that the companies offer users, despite the fact that the State has invested enormously in the construction of the necessary infrastructure for the sector.

The minister urged the companies present to also take into account the factor of social profitability, beyond the profit margin, and insisted that the Government’s first priority is the welfare of the population, who is the end user for these services.

He also highlighted the urgent need to improve innovations in quality and the range of services offered by the companies, a factor which impacts directly on economic activities and the capacity to attract foreign businesses to the country.

After listening to the various speeches and concerns from participants at the meeting, the minister promised to work to provide maximum development in the sector, adjusting and updating the current Telecommunications Law, so that it is in line with the current trends in the sector.

Along the same lines, Bacale Angue gave the relevant instructions for GITGE to reduce the base price of MB on the Internet by 30% for operators, under the condition that the companies pass on this reduction to the end user, the Equatoguinean population.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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