In August 2017, Telecom Namibia celebrates 25 years as a commercialised national telecom company.
These are 25 years of extraordinary achievements and sometimes considerable challenges. A thousand and two hundred weeks of phenomenal expansion and growth. Seven thousand days of pushing the boundaries and embracing technological transformation.
So much has changed, but some things have not. The hopes, challenges, and opportunities of Namibia’s economy and its people are still intertwined with those of Telecom Namibia.
This important anniversary thus gives us an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary achievements over the years, as well as energise us for the road ahead. The industry has changed dramatically – customers know value and are demanding for it. Telecom Namibia is committed to making our customers’ live a whole lot brighter through continued investment, innovations and development of solutions that deliver tangible value for customers.
From humble beginnings on 1st August 1992, Telecom Namibia has invested about N$ 4.7 billion in state-of-the-art networks. These investments have moved us beyond a traditional telephone company to become a rightful ICT player, able to transmit high-speed data, voice and video, simultaneously.
The commitment to nation building and socio-economic development of the country has propelled Telecom Namibia in transforming the telecommunication landscape and the broader ICT ecosystem of Namibia. Telecom Namibia’s nationwide digital network now spans across the entire Namibia and is comprised of over 12,000 route-kilometers of Metro-Fibre and more than 395 points of presence (POPs), 228 digital destinations and 300 towers for fixed wireless and mobile services, operated by its subsidiary, Powercom.
Coming forward with a new vision of embracing the future, Telecom Namibia has not only expanded its network to remote villages, settlements and lodges but has also made far reaching impact on the wireless and mobile broadband front and ICT solutions, which are driving organisations forward and bringing a paradigm shift in business innovation and opportunities for new start-ups.
Today, Telecom Namibia boasts the largest fixed-line voice telephony and broadband network in the country, which is the life line for thousands of consumers. The country’s first mobile network was also pioneered by Telecom Namibia. Our wireless broadband network provides both voice and internet access in remote areas for schools, clinics, businesses and Government offices. Our Company’s far-reaching initiatives to expand the broadband ecosystem are bringing a visible change in the socio- economic sphere of the country. This access of broadband internet has not only opened new possibilities for the people, but is also enabling them to earn livelihood, reach out to newer international markets along with access to online learning and e-health services.
Furthermore, Telecom Namibia is a responsible corporate citizen and identifies with the Namibian community. Through social responsibility initiatives, our Company has made a significant contribution in the sectors of education, business development plus other national priority areas. In the past, the brand has supported a number of causes in the areas of sports, women empowerment, youth projects, community development and charitable giving, among others.
Embodying the national spirit of hope, inclusivity and pulling together, Telecom Namibia is committed to connecting and spreading the national spirit going forward. Telecom Namibia today stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Namibian nation and remains steadfast in its commitment towards a brighter future through its cutting edge ICT solutions, giving impetus to socio-economic growth and development of the country.