Windhoek, 23 June 2022 – Telecom Namibia subsidiary, PowerCom, officially unveiled the Veddersdal Tower enabling Telecom Namibia to launch its 4G LTE Network services in Veddersdal, Okahandja. This development demonstrates Telecom Namibia’s commitment to invest in infrastructure development in its quest to bridge the digital divide and bringing services closer to all Namibians.
Telecom Namibia’s Board Chairperson, Mr. Melkizedek Uupindi at the launch of the services said digital transformation through provision of digital services is a top priority for Telecom Namibia Group. “The digital wave is sweeping across Namibia with exponential growth in data volumes for consumers and businesses. There is rise in consumption of content especially when it comes to social media, streaming, gaming, websites, bandwidth-intensive services, mobile-app and e-commerce platforms, amongst others. And thus, enormous investment is therefore required from network operators, as demand for bandwidth continues to increase.”
The Chairperson highlighted that the community of Veddersdal has a few schools and boasts various types of SMEs. “The Tower will allow the young people in Veddersdal and surrounding areas, who are our leaders of tomorrow, access to the internet, which will inevitably become their ‘information highway’ and their pathway to education. Similarly, the same tower will support entrepreneurs and SMEs in Veddersdal and surrounding areas to develop local digital ecosystems and develop or leverage on wider opportunities that come with good quality connectivity, which increases the opportunity gap,” he added.
Veddersdal customers will enjoy TN 4G across a range of smart devices including 4G compatible smartphones and 4G hotspots. TN 4G will allow customers to experience uninterrupted entertainment in High Definition. This latest 4G upgrade, further cements TN’s commitment to invest in infrastructure upgrades that enables digital transformation and consistently enables a superior online experience for customers.
The completion of the Veddersdal Tower, and others alike, indicates that we are well on our way to ensure households and business, in the area, have access to reliable information and digital services which will help to boost the community and town’s value-add, which is a clear indication of our eagerness to move towards digital transformation.
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