Cape Verde’s exports and imports increased 59.3% and 8.3%, respectively, in the first six months of 2010 in comparison to the same period last year. Portugal and Spain were the main destinations for Cape Verdean exports (A Semana).
Cape Verde is the second-most-popular destination for charter flights departing from Portuguese capital Lisbon. A total of 19,600 passengers flew from Lisbon International Airport to Cape Verde in the month of June, an 18.7% increase over the same period last year (A Semana).
Regulations are in place for the sending of advertisements via SMS to mobile phones. Cape Verde’s mobile providers of late have been filling their clients’ mobile phones with advertisements of all types and at all hours without the consent of the users themselves (A Semana).
The National Communications Agency (ANAC) launched a public tender for the attribution of three licenses for the use of IMT-2000, also known as third-generation (3G) mobile land frequencies, on a nationwide scale. Meanwhile, the government will begin negotiations with Cabo Verde Telecom aimed at coming up with a new model for the management of the country’s land-line network (A Semana).
The government made a “ decisive “ step toward the next phase in the school computerization program, which could receive some 25,000 computers by the end of the year (A Semana).
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