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Namibia's MTC deploys extra fibre as congestion grips network

By , ITWeb’s Zambian correspondent.
Namibia , 13 Oct 2022

Namibian telecommunications operator, Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) says it has deployed 475km of fibre for backbone to its sites in order to alleviate congestion on its network.

The company has launched Spectra Home packages to address increasing demand for connectivity.

Tim Ekandjo, MTC chief human capital, corporate and marketing officer, said areas including Elisenheim, Ambrose Village, Grace Court and Auas Breeze, among others, can now enjoy Spectra Home packages.

The company said the speed and capability of Spectra ranges between 5 and 50Mbps, depending on the package selected.

MTC added it plans to continue with the rollout of its Fibre-to-Homes (FTTH) in various towns including Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay supported by additional backbone expansions to towers.

Ekandjo said, “This development answers the long wait for reliable connectivity. Customers can now be connected to our Spectra Home packages. This means more rapid access to all your data and applications while ensuring your home has seamless uploading and downloading for home entertainment, live stream, smart home functionality and any other internet-based requirements and communications.”

In July this year, Namibia’s Minister at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) Peya Mushelenga bemoaned low levels of access to internet and coverage provided by telecommunications companies.

Mushelenga called on the ICT industry to intensify efforts to roll out telecommunication towers across the country in line with the government’s broadband policy to provide at least 95% broadband coverage by 2024.

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