Angola is participating, from Tuesday until today, in Washington, United States, in the 40th session of the Assembly of Member States of the International Telecommunications Organization (ITSO), says a note sent to Jornal de Angola.
The ITSO is responsible for supervising the obligations of protection of the international public telecommunications services of the private company Intelsat, also guaranteeing that “all nations have access to satellite communications services”.
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The Angolan delegation is headed by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications, Mário Oliveira, and is composed of the director-general of the Office of National Space Program Management, Zolana João, and the second secretary of the Angolan Embassy in the USA, Nkruman Bernardo.
Angola is part of Region D (Africa) and has been a member of ITSO, since 2017. At the 40th meeting of the ITSO Assembly, Region D is proposing al-some topics, considering the capacity acquired by several African countries in exploration, operation and launch of satellites, contributing to the global development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as per the United Nations 2030 program.
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Among the proposals is to appoint three new notifying administrations, to reach a total of five, so that each ITSO region has an administration and that the organization’s common assets are distributed in a proportional manner. Region D also wants to define and determine the notifying member state to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the orbital slots allocated to each region.
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