The Great Interest of Isabel dos Santos in Telecommunication

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In the modern corporate world, it is astonishing how every person’s life is changing by technology. A good example is mobile internet technology that is a fast-rising industry. It all began from the 1G network that only provided mobility on mobile devices. However, the industry and technology have developed to its present 4G/LTE technology that contains all internet protocol services. The most recent advancement in mobile internet technology is the 5G network, but it has not yet commenced being used in Africa. It is the main reason that the largest Technology and Telecommunications conference was held in Cape Town. Among the attendees was the Angolan businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos, who was part of the team discussing how to make the 5G network a reality within the continent of Africa.

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Receita para começar uma segunda-feira: sempre a sorrir. Ser empresária e empreendedora é a minha grande paixão. Por isso mesmo, quando começo uma nova semana estou sempre a pensar em algo novo, no que posso construir, no que posso criar. Olho a segunda-feira como o melhor dia da semana porque estou verdadeiramente comprometida com a minha paixão. Esse é um dos meus segredos para o sucesso pois se eu fizer aquilo pelo qual sou apaixonada, nunca sinto que o trabalho é uma obrigação. É sim uma bênção… 🙌🏾 #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #work #inspiration #success Recipe for Monday: always start with a smile. Being a businesswoman and entrepreneur is my biggest passion. That's why, when I start a new week, I'm always thinking of something new, what I can build, what I can create. I look at Monday as the best day of the week because I am truly committed to my passion. This is one of my secrets to success because if I do what I'm passionate about, I never feel that work is an obligation. It is actually a blessing …🙌🏾

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In the conference, Isabel dos Santos advocated that it is a necessity to invest heavily in the energy sector as a continent to actualize the 5G network evolution. She even gave an example of the investment strategy applied in the technology sector. Isabel continued to say that she is eager to see a substantial private sector investment within the energy sector regarding that the needed investment in infrastructure is extensively significant to sustain the rapid population growth in Africa. The 2019 conference took place at AfricaCom, and such meetings are recommended to be happening because they contribute a lot to the development of the continent technological wise.

Isabel dos Santos is currently 46 years old, and throughout her career, she has served many firms, especially on top positions. In the early 1990s, she returned from London to join her father and ex-president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Luanda. She began working as the Urbana 2000 project manager engineer. In 2016, Isabel dos Santos was appointed by her father to become the chairwoman of Sonangol, an oil company in Angolan state. Her interests in telecommunications, retail, finance, media, and the energy industry have been growing since 2008. Also, Isabel dos Santos owns shares in Nova Cimangola, an Angola cement company. Finally, Isabel’s mother was a Russian through birth, Tatiana Kukanova.

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