WINDHOEK, Jan. 17 – On Tuesday (January 16th), vandals struck in the Brakwater area outside Windhoek, damaging a fibre-optic cable that left several households in the area, including Elisenheim, without Voice and Internet services.
According to the spokesperson of Telecom Namibia, Oiva Angula, their technicians are working diligently to replace the 53 metre long fibre cable that was affected by malicious damage.
“We will be working on this until it is completed, and are doing all we can to get this completed as quickly as possible.We would like to apologise to all affected customers for the ongoing disruption of their voice and Internet services,” Angula said.
He added that this deliberate, costly, and often malicious damage to its network is a serious problem, requiring serious solutions to help overcome the unrelenting persistence of thieves and vandals.
“Telecom Namibia is committed to taking the necessary action to ensure that service disruptions for our valuable customers are minimised,” he added.
The company appealed to anyone with information about persons responsible for damaging or stealing Telecom cables to contact their 24 hour crime/fraud hotline number 0800 20 35 79, or the nearest Police Station. – Ronald Geingob