Telecom Namibia and Angola Telecom to resume renegotiation

19 Sep 2019 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has been tasked by Cabinet to renegotiate on behalf of Telecom Namibia to establish a new interconnection with its Angolan counterpart, Angola Telecom.
This was announced by the MICT deputy minister, Engel Nawatiseb on Thursday during the Cabinet Resolutions briefing that took place at Parliament.
Nawatiseb said the first agreement between the two was signed in 2017, but then it stalled for unknown reasons. The two countries are now expected to start with the renegotiations in the next two weeks, to increase the interconnections through fibre-optic connections at Santa Clara.
“I had the opportunity to engage my counterpart, the deputy minister of Information and Communications in Angola, Mario Oliveira, and we resolved and agreed that very soon, we will recommence negotiations, and that will be reciprocating to Namibia via Santa Clara in order to ensure that is looks into and formalized before the end of October this year,” said Nawatiseb.
He added that this agreement can also allow Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) to expand its network into the neighbouring country and will benefit citizens from both countries.