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Namibia has been ranked 103 out of 114 countries globally, according to the 2022 edition of the digital quality of life survey compiled annually by the virtual private network provider Surfshark.

Paratus Namibia Holdings Ltd will set aside N$280 million towards infrastructure investments in 2023.

Namibia is in the process of developing a consolidated national Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) strategy and to increase the sector’s contribution to the national economy by means of advancing innovation and future technologies, President Hage Geingob has said. 

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).

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