MTC 4G/LTE expands to other towns

30 May 2013 04:20
WINDHOEK, 30 MAY (NAMPA) ? Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) on Wednesday announced that it has successfully managed to connect eight more towns to its national network with the fourth-generation/ long-term evolution (4G/LTE) technology.
These towns are Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Otjiwarongo, Keetmanshoop, Outapi, Ongwediva, Oshakati and Tsumeb.
MTC said in a statement that this is the second phase of 4G/LTE expansion, and it is expected to reach 15.9 per cent of the Namibian population.
The first phase was to ensure that the 4G/LTE was activated in Windhoek, which was successfully done. MTC then took a strategic decision to avail the technology to other parts of the country within a year.
?With 4G/LTE now available in these towns, we are able to meet our customers? demands for faster speed,? the company noted.
This effectively means that 4G/LTE customers in these towns can now also enjoy speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).
MTC said the 4G/LTE technology also ensures higher speeds and lower latency, which will translate into a more stable user experience, with stutter-free gaming and almost instantaneous music and picture downloads.
MTC's Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs? Officer, Tim Ekandjo was quoted in the statement as saying that phase three of the 4G/LTE expansion will see all cities in Namibia activated.
Part of the rural areas where MTC currently has fibres available will also be covered in the third phase.
?We are looking at completing phase three by mid-2014 with 1800MHZ in urban areas and 800MHZ band in peri-urban and rural areas, which will allow us to cover 45 per cent of the Namibian population,? Ekandjo stated.