Paratus Namibia has installed the first fibre connection at Ohakweenyanga village, just outside Ongwediva, fulfilling a promise made last year to provide fibre connectivity to underserved northern areas of the country. The company notes it is now able to provide mobile LTE, fibre and fixed wireless broadband services on its own infrastructure in the northern towns of Ondangwa, Oshakati and Ongwediva.
Paratus Namibia Managing Director Andrew Hall commented: ‘By installing fibre in these areas, we are making it possible for the communities to have access to fast internet. In addition to building the landing station for the new Equiano submarine cable and a new data centre in Windhoek – an investment worth NAD260 million (USD16.7 million) – we are currently thinking big in terms of our expansion generally throughout Namibia. Currently, we are investing approximately NAD10 million per month on infrastructure expansion, including both fibre and mobile LTE rollout. We are committed to delivering Africa’s quality network.’