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Paratus Namibia said its N$123-million Armada Data Centre (DC) facility, scheduled for launch in Windhoek in August this year, is the country’s first carrier-neutral datacentre, and will offer network operators and individual colocation tenants freedom of choice as well as peace of mind in respect of connectivity resilience. In May the company announced the launch of the...

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Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has reached a settlement agreement with the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), ending a ten-year dispute over the legality of regulatory levies for the period 31 March 2016 to 11 June 2018. MTC’s recently released interim financial statement noted that, following a High Court ruling on the licence...

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Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) wants the country’s existing moratorium on 5G network deployment to be lifted and is eyeing a digital transition towards fifth-generation technology with partners including Chinese equipment maker Huawei, reports The Namibian. With the operator having recently signed a cooperation agreement with Huawei and Namibia University of Science and Technology...

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The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the introduction of mandatory SIM card registration, which will come into effect on 1 January 2023. Noting the process was in line with international best practice, CRAN CEO Emilia Nghikembua explained that operators will need to register all existing customers within twelve months and...

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Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has attributed growth in mobile broadband subscriptions to Mobile Telecommunications’ (MTC’s) 081EVERY1 project, which aims to achieve 100% population network coverage by 2023. Speaking at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum held in Windhoek last month, Deputy Minister of ICT Emma Theofelus claimed mobile broadband connectivity had been extended...

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The telecoms spectrum is a limited but essential resource for the provision of telecommunications services. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia wants to optimize the management of this resource. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has announced that it will review its frequency bands every four years, in line with new guidelines from the International...

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The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has revealed it intends to review its frequency band plan every four years, The Namibian reports. Speaking at a public consultative meeting about the watchdog’s spectrum assignment strategy for 2022 to 2024, CEO Emilia Nghikembua said this would involve amending frequency band allocations and regulations as required, following due regulatory...

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In 2019, MTN entered the Namibian telecom market. So far, its network coverage is limited to just a few major cities. The company, which aims to become the market leader, wants to rely on rural areas to rapidly expand its subscriber base. The mobile operator MTN Namibia and the Canadian telecom infrastructure provider NuRAN Wireless finalized, Thursday,...