GatesAir Wins Angola FM Modernization Contract


By Brian Galante

GatesAir, now a Thomson Broadcast subsidiary, has won “a substantial contract to modernize” Radio Nacional de Angola’s national FM infrastructure.

The upgrade is tied to the Angola Radio Signal Expansion and Studio Modernization Project and is being financed by EXIM, the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

EXIM has even recognized the project with a “Deal of the Year” Award at its 2022 Annual Conference.

GatesAir will supply 168 Flexiva FM transmitters as part of a turnkey deal for phase one of the transition that also includes the supply and installation of antennas, towers, auxiliary RF systems and studio digitization across the country. The updated transmission infrastructure will bring “robust” FM signal coverage to the Angolan population.

“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,” GatesAir said on Monday (12/19).