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MTC upgrades Oshana sites from 3G to 4G


WINDHOEK, Nov. 8 – Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), the largest network operator in Namibia earlier this year announced plans to invest over N$1 billion dollars in its network upgrade and new sites to be built between now and 2019.

Recently, MTC upgraded five new sites in the Oshana region from 3G to 4G capabilities.

The upgrades are in keeping with MTC’s effort to enhance and provide high level of excellence and satisfactory telecommunications network coverage and internet speed to its customers.

The Oshana region upgrades follow after the Khomas region, where eight new 4G sites were effected by the end of October, around the Central Business District Area of the capital city.

The Oshana upgrades were done on the following sites: Oshakati Mobile Home, Oshana Mall, Omongo, Omege, and Ondangwa Mobile Home.

Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs at MTC said, “These exercises are a necessity due to the fast growing network traffic capacity, in many parts of the country”.

“We do not plan to stop until total population network coverage is a reality. These upgrades are underscored and rest exactly at the core of our two-year-projection. And as we continue, we plan to maintain the momentum,” Ekandjo explained further.

Increased data traffic, compounded by customers’ acquisition of smartphones through the Osmartphona campaign which the company ran last year, are all reasons necessary for the upgrades.

In 2016 through its Osmartphona campaign, MTC sold over 5500 subsidized 4G capable devices in combined towns such as Omuthiya, Oniipa, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Eenhana, Outapi and Opuwo.

The roll-out of the aforementioned was central, in preparation well ahead in making 4G network availability in rural and semi urban areas a necessity, hence it is an undertaking which MTC will see implemented across the country to live up to the expectations of customers. – NDN Staffer