Technology (119)

South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group no longer has a presence in Namibia after selling off its interest to its local partners, The Brief can exclusively reveal.

Namibia’s envisaged Universal Internet Connectivity Access Fund, which aims to improve network connection around the country, including for schools and clinics, is expected to come into effect during the 2023/24 financial year, The Brief can exclusively reveal.

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has slashed mobile and fixed termination rates by 50% to reduce operational costs for telecommunication operators in the country.

The City of Windhoek says it has no plans to install a 5G network in the capital, but will move ahead with the operationalization of its fiber project.

MTC Managing Director Dr. Licky Erastus says the telco is ready to help drive a smart economy and usher the country into digitalization, parallel to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Task Force officially handed its country readiness report to President Hage Geingob on Monday.

 The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) is banking on technology to stimulate public participation on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX).

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) in collaboration with Netstar Namibia and Standard Bank Namibia, have launched an In-Car Wi-Fi and vehicle tracking service on vehicles purchased through Standard Bank.

The City of Windhoek councillors have approved a resolution to implement the long-standing fiber project, a development which could boost its plans to become a smart city.

Paratus Telecom on Monday commissioned the Armada Data Centre built at a cost of N$123 million funded through listed bonds on the Namibian Stock Exchange in which the Government Institutions Pension Fund participated. 

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