Namibia: MTC deploys 475 km of fiber to reduce network congestion

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 16:55
Namibia: MTC deploys 475 km of fiber to reduce network congestion

(Ecofin Agency) - With demand for telecom services accelerating in Namibia, MTC is investing in its fiber optic infrastructure to improve the quality of its services.

Namibian telecom operator Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) informs it has deployed 475 kilometers of fiber optic backbone for its telecom sites in the framework of a N$100 million project that will ultimately reduce congestion on its network. 

The mobile company plans to continue rolling out its fiber-to-the-home infrastructures in various cities, including Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Walvis Bay. This deployment will be supported by additional backbone extensions to the towers.

MTC is Namibia's leading telecommunications operator with more than 2.5 million subscribers according to data from the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). The increase in traffic and growing demand for digital services -because of Covid-19- is straining its telecommunications infrastructure and causing an overall slowdown in its network.

According to Tim Ekandjo, MTC's director of human capital and corporate affairs, The “development answers the long wait for a reliable connectivity, while also smoothening the company’s journey of creating a sustainable value for all our stakeholders through innovative digital solutions and a high-performance culture.”

Isaac K. Kassouwi


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