The contract is part of a turnkey deal for phase one of the Angola Radio Signal Expansion and Studio Modernization Project, which also includes the supply and installation of antennas, towers, auxiliary RF systems and studio digitization across the country.
The project will provide 95% of the Angolan population with FM radio signals as well as updating the transmission infrastructure to ensure more robust FM signal coverage. The contract represents a strong commitment by the government of the Republic of Angola to improve coverage and audio quality for the Angolan people, ensuring effective communications throughout the Southern African nation.
The deal is being financed by EXIM, the Export-Import Bank of the United States and is a collaboration of GatesAir, EXIM-guaranteed lender Deutsche Bank and the Republic of Angola.
EXIM has recognized the project with a “Deal of the Year” Award at its 2022 Annual Conference.