Unitel Angola

Unitel Angola Logo

Country

Company Name

Unitel S.A.

Ownership Type

Joint Venture

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Unitel S.A. is the largest mobile carrier in Angola, and provides mobile and data telecommunication services in Angola. It offers mobile calling, high speed data, and other services over its 3G and 4G networks. The network launched in March 2001 and is based in Luanda, Angola.

Unitel is the most preferred provider and oldest GSM mobile network in Angola. Their network covers every major population area and with about 11 million subscribers (including pre-paid), it has a market share of 80%. The network has nationwide 2G coverage in 900 and 1800 MHz bands, UMTS in B1 (2100 MHz) and 4G LTE coverage in B3 (1800 MHz) band.

Through partnership with Ericsson in 2013, Unitel has worked to deploy an LTE-A network with carrier aggregation of 900 and 1800 MHz bands, however in 2014 the two companies demonstrated LTE-A carrier aggregation of B1 (2100 MHz), B3 (1800 MHz), and B7 (2600 MHz). It is however unclear whether LTE-A services are currently live on the network.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date - Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Trialling
20 MHz Trialling