Telecom Namibia launched 4G LTE

28 Nov 2013 17:10pm

WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - National telecommunications operator, Telecom Namibia on Thursday launched its Fourth Generation (G4) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage to offer Namibians a unique mobile experience with reliable, super-fast Internet speeds in key areas of the country. For now, the 4G LTE services will be available in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Langstrand, Henties Bay, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ohangwena and Oshikango. The 4G LTE network coverage is the first service in Namibia with Evolved High-Speed Packet Access capabilities to deliver speeds of up to 21 megabits per second (mbps) outside the 4G coverage areas. Speaking at the launch, Telecom Namibia?s Managing Director Frans Ndoroma said 4G LTE is only the latest step in the company?s commitment to deliver one of the best networks in the world to Namibian consumers and businesses, backed up by the newest data dongle and affordable data packages. ?It also shows that we recognize our customers? ever-changing demands and needs for better, faster and quality mobile Internet services, and we are constantly seeking to provide them with the best user experience in all our products in the most affordable way possible,? said Ndoroma. Speaking at the same occasion, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Joel Kaapanda said high-performance and state-of-art mobile broadband infrastructure are an important backbone of the country?s economic performance, as they make the country more competitive internationally. ?Business, society and modern communications are developing rapidly and as a developing economy, introducing technology such as 4G LTE is of vital importance to Namibia,? said Kaapanda in a speech delivered on his behalf by MICT Deputy Minister Stanley Simataa. The network is expected to be expanded in the near future to other major towns. (NAMPA) MMT/JK