The Angolan telecommunications operators will increase at 40% the cost of mobile calls from November 01, passing each telecommunications Tariff unit (UTT) costing 10 kwanzas (five cents), fulfilling a previous governmental decision.
The information consists of a warning that the operators began to send to clients, realizing the entry into force of the new prices, as guidance from the National Institute of Communications.
“Unitel recognizes that this change will be reflected in a substantial increase in monthly billing our customers, however we are legally subject to comply with this guidance,” a piece of information that carrier sent to enterprise customers, which Lusa had access today.
The increase was approved on 22 September in joint meeting of the Economic Commissions and to the Real economy of the Council of Ministers and involves changes in the cost of UTT, base unit to taxing each period (variable)/lessons, which was 7.2 us kwanzas (three cents).
“In making a certain extent we have to look at all the variables, and we have to find a balance between the need to provide service and to maintain a halt to service, looking for our current economic reality,” he explained to reporters at the end of that meeting, the Minister of telecommunications and information technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha.
The update of UTT will mean that the mobile phone recharge card, used for all Angolan carriers and whose minimum value (125 UTT) now costs 900 kwanzas (4.80 euros), will be sold at 1,250 kwanzas (6.70 euros).
“We need this balance to have services with a minimum of quality. What we want is that any one of us continue to use the services, with the ability, “he said at the time Joseph Carvalho da Rocha.
Angola lives a deep financial and economic crisis, resulting from the breakdown of oil export revenues, with effect inter alia in the prices. In August, the 12-month inflation has already reached the 38.1%, practically sticking the new goal set this month, by the Angolan Government, for the year 2016.
For 10 years, at the time of the creation of this tax on communications costs, each cost a UTT kwanza.
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