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Paratus Telecom sees FY earnings up 30% as amended reporting period covers 16 months

Published 23 Sep 2020 13:02 CET | Namibia

Paratus Namibia has announced that its 2020 financial year is expected to yield a 30 percent increase in earnings mainly thanks to higher profitability at main subsidiary ...

MTC offers pre-payment customers free upgrade to 4G SIM, offers 3 GB free data over 3 months

Published 18 Sep 2020 11:15 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC has announced a one-off, free upgrade for prepayment customers from 2G/3G SIMs to a 4G simcard. The campaign will run until 15 December and customers ...

NBC reappoints Similo as director-general

Published 08 Sep 2020 11:53 CET | Namibia

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) board has renewed its five-year employment contract with Stanley Similo as director-general, with effect from 1 October. Similo ...

MTC denies poaching multiple Aweh idea, faces NAD 3 mln claim

Published 08 Sep 2020 11:37 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC has rejected an accusation by a Keetmanshoop resident that it stole his idea of simultaneously using more than one Aweh product, reports The Namibian. ...

Nicta shortlists 3 candidates for CEO vacancy

Published 04 Sep 2020 11:11 CET | Namibia

Three candidates have been shortlisted to become CEO of the National Information Communication Technology Authority (Nicta), The National reported. Communication and ...

Telecom Namibia set to appoint new CEO by end September after getting 72 applications

Published 03 Sep 2020 10:37 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia said it plans to appoint a new CEO at the end of September, after applications closed on 27 August. Chairperson Jerry Muadinohamba said the board intends on ...

Paratus Telecom accuses Windhoek of breaching court order by interfering in cable laying

Published 28 Aug 2020 10:42 CET | Namibia

Paratus Telecom says threats by the City of Windhoek to interfere with their operations breaches a court order handed down in March, reports The Namibian. The municipality ...

MTN Namibia signs bulk data transmission agreement with NamPower's GridOnline

Published 07 Aug 2020 09:40 CET | Namibia

MTN Namibia and GridOnline have signed their first commercial contract for bulk data transmission services, reports NewEra. GridOnline is a service offered by NamPower, ...

Telecom Namibia upgrades VSAT to enhance connectivity in remote areas

Published 05 Aug 2020 12:53 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia says it has upgraded its VSAT hub for faster, reliable IP connectivity for users in remote areas. Successful pilot installations of TN's modern VSAT hub, ...

CRAN investigates market dominance in Namibia

Published 04 Aug 2020 11:29 CET | Namibia

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) says it has held a public consultative meeting on the proposed Market Study to determine dominant positions in the ...

CRAN upholds decision to award Windhoek telecom licence

Published 31 Jul 2020 10:52 CET | Namibia

CRAN chairperson Heinrich Mihe Gaomab II said they will impose additional licence conditions to address stakeholder comments to ensure fair competition and infrastructure ...

Namibia plans environmental assessment before 5G launch

Published 29 Jul 2020 13:08 CET | Namibia

The Namibian Cabinet has tasked the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism to conduct a strategic environmental assessment of the introduction of 5G technology in the ...

Telecom Namibia suspends overdue accounts

Published 20 Jul 2020 10:37 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia says it has started suspending overdue accounts from 19 July. The operator extended the due date for account payments to 17 July,  saying payments were to be ...

Telecom Namibia upgrades 3G and 4G network

Published 20 Jul 2020 09:47 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia has extended its 3G and 4G mobile services to urban and rural areas by upgrading 63 sites and erecting ten new base stations between December 2019 and April, ...

Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings appoints interim board

Published 13 Jul 2020 11:21 CET | Namibia

The government has also appointed a new interim board for Telecom Namibia, chaired by businessman Jerry Muadinohamba, with Fernando Somaeb as deputy chairperson and lawyer ...

MTC sponsors sports and arts with NGN 68 mln

Published 09 Jul 2020 14:14 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC has announced sponsorships to the tune of NAD 67.8 million for sports, arts and culture. Chief Human Capital & Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo ...

MTC launches TikTok bundles

Published 08 Jul 2020 10:02 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC has launched MTC TikTok Data Bundles for postpaid and prepaid customers. They can now purchase one-day TikTok at NAD 5 for 800 MB, a seven-day TikTok ...

Powercom completes 5 transmission towers

Published 29 Jun 2020 10:01 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia's ICT infrastructure development subsidiary, PowerCom, has completed four transmission towers at the coast and another in Rehoboth, New Era reported. They ...

MTC picks CSG to manage customer services

Published 27 May 2020 11:31 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC has selected CSG to lead its business transformation efforts. CSG will provide an agile, future-proof technology stack for personalised customer service ...

MTC launches Multiple Aweh package

Published 25 May 2020 12:28 CET | Namibia

MTC has brought in 'Multiple Aweh' to enable customers to have up to three Aweh subscriptions at a time, reports The Namibian. MTC chief commercial officer Malvin Angula said ...

MTC mulls legal action over fibre optic licence granted to Windhoek city council

Published 18 May 2020 10:01 CET | Namibia

Namibian operator MTC is considering legal action after the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (Cran) awarded the City of Windhoek a class comprehensive ...

MTC objects to Windhoek city council obtaining telecoms licence

Published 15 May 2020 11:27 CET | Namibia

MTC says it is shocked by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia's decision to award the City of Windhoek a comprehensive class telecommunications service ...

Powercom slams 5G rumours on Covid-19

Published 23 Apr 2020 12:11 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia's ICT infrastructure development subsidiary PowerCom has dismissed any link between Covid-19 and 5G technology. Powercom ssaid the rumours of a connection ...

Telecom Namibia denies having implemented 5G, and impact on Covid-19

Published 22 Apr 2020 13:44 CET | Namibia

Telecom Namibia (TN) has denied claims that it has implemented 5G anywhere in the country yet. It said so far, its network is capable of delivering 2G, 3G and 4G services. ...

MobiPay, MTC and Deloitte and banks support distribution of coronavirus emergency income grant

Published 10 Apr 2020 11:15 CET | Namibia

Namibia's Ministry of Finance will collaborate with MobiPay, MTC and other firms to pay the emergency income grant, reports the Namibian. This is part of a NAD 8.1 billion ...