Namibian telecom operator Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has disclosed that it has deployed 475 kilometers of fibre optic backbone for its telecom sites in the framework of a US$5,5 million project that will ultimately reduce congestion on its network.
The mobile entity plans to continue rolling out its fibre-to-the-home infrastructures in various cities, including Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Walvis Bay. In addition, additional backbone extensions will support this deployment to the towers.
According to data from the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), MTC is Namibia’s leading telecommunications operator, with more than 2.5 million subscribers. However, the increase in traffic and growing demand for digital services -because of Covid-19- is straining its telecommunications infrastructure and causing an overall slowdown in its network.
Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s director of human capital and corporate affairs, said, “The development answers the long wait for reliable connectivity while also smoothening the company’s journey of creating a sustainable value for all our stakeholders through innovative digital solutions and a high-performance culture.”
The operator further stated that the fibre cable will run through Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Walvis Bay.