Telecom Namibia seals deal to modernise network


Telecom Namibia

from ALFRED SHILONGO in Windhoek, Namibia
Namibia Bureau
WINDHOEK, (CAJ News) – TELECOM Namibia has partnered ZTE Corporation and Huafall International to enhance its network modernisation programme and coverage expansion.

The three-year partnership is part of Telecom Namibia’s five-year Integrated Strategic Business Plan.

Under the terms of the agreement, Telecom Namibia will procure mobile radio access equipment from ZTE and Huafall.

The joint venture aims to bolster the mobile network capacity and coverage across the country, including previously underserved areas.

It is to facilitate the deployment of advanced mobile radio access technology such as 4G, 4.5G, and 5G in order to bring quality, fast, and reliable mobile broadband services to mobile consumers.

“This collaboration underscores our dedication to delivering unparalleled mobile connectivity and bridging the digital divide in communities across our country,” said Telecom Namibia’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stanley Shanapinda.

By leveraging ZTE and Huafull’s expertise and innovation, Telecom Namibia believes it would accelerate the expansion of its mobile network footprint and deliver enhanced services to both urban and rural areas.

Jack Liu, Vice President of Huafull International, said, “We are very honored and grateful to Telecom Namibia for choosing and collaborating with ZTE Corporation and Huafull International as partners for the next phase of wireless network upgrade and transformation.”

Last week, Telecom Namibia announced a similar partnership with Huawei Technologies.

It is a five-year deal.

Telecom Namibia has, in an unrelated development, has apologized for the network glitches it suffered this past weekend. It assured clients that the problem had been fixed.

Telecom Namibia has a market share of 10 percent in mobile but is dominant in the fixed network space with over 89 percent market share.

– CAJ News

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