Telecom Namibia has upgraded 22 mobile sites and installed ten new base stations to extend its 3G and 4G coverage in both urban and rural areas. The Namibia Economist cites the operator’s Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Oiva Angula, as saying that the investment over the last few months forms part of Telecom Namibia’s network modernisation programme. ‘We focused on two key areas, the expansion and the enhancement of our networks. Therefore on network enhancement, we are reviewing the network architecture to optimise its performance and mitigate network strain. Our network optimisation will result in us consistently delivering a quality mobile service and experience,’ he stated.
New 4G mobile base stations have been installed in areas including Ongwediva, Tsumeb, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Rossmund, Ongha, Katima Mulilo, Katima UNAM campus and Windhoek, while the 3G network has been extended to rural settlements such as Chinchimane, Otuani, Anabeb, Otjomatemba, Onyuulaye, Onkani, Omatjete, Okombahe, Mpacha Airport, Oshivelo, Onathinge, Oniipa, Omungwelume, Oshigamba, Ondobe, Endola, Omundaungilo and Oshikuku. Telecom Namibia plans to roll out around 50 additional mobile base stations to improve 3G and 4G coverage within strategically selected areas across the country.