Telecom Namibia registers progress

21 April 2017

Telecom Namibia says it has made progress in expanding its fibre access network footprint despite the negative economic climate. The last mile fibre links were installed to connect corporate businesses and public institutions in 24 towns across the country.

These include Swakopmund, Windhoek, Oshakati, Ongwediva, Luderitz, Keetmanshoop, Omuthiya, Omafo, Omalala, Okahao, Oshikango, Okakarara, Otjiwarongo, Khorixas, Okahandja, Karibib, Opuwo, Gobabis, Karasburg, Ruacana, Eenhana, Tsumeb, Oshifo and Rundu.

The expansion of the national fibre backbone network to Otjiwa (Talismanus) via Rietfontein and De Hoek from Buitepos started and will be completed during the 2016/2017 financial year.

The Fixed Broadband network was expanded through additional ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line), Very Fast Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL) and Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) port capacities to 40 existing sites across the country.

These are Aranos, Bethanie, Buitepos, Eenhana, Grootfontein, Swakopmund, Henties Bay, Kaisosi, Kalkfeld, Karasburg, Katima Mulilo, Maltahohe, Mariental, Keetmanshoop, Khorixas, Kuisebmond, Luderitz, Ogongo, Okahao, Okalongo, Okakarara, Rundu, Tsumeb, Walvis Bay, Oranjemund, Otjiwarongo, Rehoboth, Oluno, Omaruru, Ondangwa and Omuthiya.

Telecom Namibia has also deployed new Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) sites at Auas Retirement Village, Nkurenkuru, Kahenge, Swakopmund Waterfront, Ompoto in Ohangwena, Khorixas and Otjiwarongo.

New WiMAX base stations were installed at Ondangwa, Kongola and Nchinchimane to increase fixed wireless broadband coverage.

Telecom Namibia also started with the replacement of the 40 kilometre dilapidated fibre optic backbone cable between Nankudu and Rupara in the Kavango West region.

The Government Network was made ready for service at 13 Regional Council Offices and 13 points of presence, dedicated for National Government Services, excluding Nkurenkure which is waiting for building works.

Telecom Namibia said in statement that it continues to suffer from theft and vandalism of properties especially the copper cables that are being targeted by criminals on a daily basis.




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