(Ecofin Agency) - Portugal maintains collaborations with African Lusophone countries on various themes, including telecommunications. This year, it has engaged in cooperation projects with Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The Portuguese National Communications Authority (ANACOM) announced its partnership with Cape Verde's Multisectoral Regulation Agency for the Economy (ARME) to improve its telecom spectrum monitoring system. The two partners plan to install remote monitoring stations equipped with software developed by ANACOM on all islands of the Cape Verde archipelago.
The first station was launched on Boa Vista Island on July 13. It will help Cape Verdean regulators "monitor the spectrum on this island from its headquarters in Praia without relocating teams, reducing operational costs, and significantly enhancing efficiency through greater capacity and speed of action."
This initiative falls under the cooperation protocol signed between ANACOM and ARME. Cape Verdean regulators already use the quality of service measurement system for mobile networks, from the user's perspective, employed by ANACOM in Portugal.
The project aligns with the broader activities of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) in promoting cooperation. Beyond Cape Verde, ANACOM has undertaken similar cooperative actions this year with Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Enhancing radio spectrum monitoring will help ARME better manage and optimize the use of telecom frequencies in Cape Verde, preventing interference between different telecom services. Moreover, well-managed spectrum can facilitate the introduction of new technologies like 5G and ensure quality services for the entire population.
Isaac K. Kassouwi