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PowerCom plans million-dollar nationwide tower construction projects

PowerCom, a subsidiary of Telecom Namibia, says it plans to invest N$36 million to construct 30 sites across various regions of Namibia to enhance its infrastructure for better network coverage, voice, and internet services. 

PowerCom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Beatus Amadhila said the sites targeted for expansion include four in the Zambezi region, three in the //Kharas region, one in the Oshikoto region, and two in the Erongo region.

He said the firm is also eyeing five sites in the Omusati region, two in the Oshana region, five in the Khomas region, three in the Otjozondjupa region, two in Ohangwena region, and one in the Kunene region and Hardap respectively.

Additional plans are in the pipeline to identify suitable sites in the two kavango and Omaheke regions. 

PowerCom recently completed the construction of 18 sites in the last financial year, representing an investment of N$21.6 million.

Meanwhile, this week Powercom unveiled the Goreangab Tower, constructed at an investment of N$965,815.

"Collaboration with key stakeholders and operators such as Telecom Namibia, MTC, and Paratus has been instrumental in PowerCom's decision to construct a total of 18 towers, including the Goreangab Tower," Amadhila said.

The CEO highlighted that the towers are strategically designed to benefit the community and improve network coverage and service quality for mobile operators and internet service providers.

Amadhila also emphasised the return on investment (ROI) in terms of customer satisfaction and community development, making it a worthwhile investment for the company.

"The tower, a lattice tower with a height of 30 metres, showcases the high strength-to-weight ratio of this lattice structure, making it an ideal choice for tower construction. PowerCom plans to leverage such innovative solutions to continue being an impactful company within the local market," he said.

PowerCom Board Chairperson, Eldorette Harmse at the launch of the Powercom Goreangab Tower launch said Windhoek is a city on the rise, experiencing significant growth. 

"Our analysis shows that we need approximately 30 new sites in Windhoek in order to provide adequate service to the capital city. Currently, we have received approval from the City of Windhoek to build six new sites within the city limits, two of which are now under construction," she said.

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