Digital transformation a top priority for Telecom Namibia - Uupindi

Telecom Namibia subsidiary, PowerCom, officially unveiled the Veddersdal Tower enabling, which will enable the telco to launch its 4G LTE Network services in Veddersdal, Okahandja.

Telecom Namibia’s Board Chairperson, Melkizedek Uupindi said digital transformation through provision of digital services is a top priority for the Telecom Namibia Group.

“The digital wave is sweeping across Namibia with exponential growth in data volumes for consumers and businesses. There is a rise in consumption of content especially when it comes to social media, streaming, gaming, websites, bandwidth-intensive services, mobile-app and e-commerce platforms, amongst others. And thus, enormous investment is therefore required from network operators, as demand for bandwidth continues to increase,” he said.

“The Tower will allow the young people in Veddersdal and surrounding areas, who are our leaders of tomorrow, access to the internet, which will inevitably become their ‘information highway’ and their pathway to education. Similarly, the same tower will support entrepreneurs and SMEs in Veddersdal and surrounding areas to develop local digital ecosystems and develop or leverage on wider opportunities that come with good quality connectivity, which increases the opportunity gap.”

UUpindi said the latest 4G upgrade, “ further cements TN’s commitment to invest in infrastructure upgrades that enables digital transformation and consistently enables a superior online experience for customers.”

“The completion of the Veddersdal Tower, and others alike, indicates that we are well on our way to ensure households and business, in the area, have access to reliable information and digital services which will help to boost the community and town’s value-add, which is a clear indication of our eagerness to move towards digital transformation.”

This comes as Telecom Namibia in April announced plans to invest over N$2.3 billion in the next five years to modernize its network and improve quality of service.

This year alone, the company requires at least N$689 million in investment and is seeking to partly fund the requirement through some external funding.

 

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