Telecom Namibia Warns of Increased Cable Theft Risk During Holidays

Telecom Namibia urges all Namibians to be vigilant against cable theft this Easter and Independence Day weekend. Recent months have seen a rise in these incidents, causing service disruptions and impacting communication across the country.

Why Cable Theft Matters

The theft of copper cables and other telecommunications infrastructure isn't just a nuisance – it has a significant impact on individuals, businesses, and the nation's development.

  • Disrupted Connections: Stolen cables lead to service interruptions, hindering your ability to stay connected with family, friends, and businesses during the holidays.
  • Digital Divide Widens: Funds meant for network expansion are diverted to replace stolen equipment, slowing down efforts to bring internet access to all Namibians.
  • Increased Costs: Replacing stolen infrastructure creates financial strain for Telecom Namibia, impacting network maintenance and service upgrades.
  • Economic Downturn: Businesses experience revenue losses due to service disruptions, hindering economic growth.
  • Delayed Services: Technicians repairing stolen cables are unable to attend to new installations and existing customer issues, causing further delays.

Protecting Our Network: A Shared Responsibility

Telecom Namibia is taking action to combat cable theft through various measures. However, public cooperation is crucial. Here's how you can help:

  • Be Vigilant: Report any suspicious activity near telecommunication infrastructure to the Namibian Police at 10111 or the nearest Telecom Namibia office.
  • Educate Others: Spread awareness about the negative consequences of cable theft within your community.
  • Report Unethical Scrap Metal Dealers: Do not sell stolen cables to scrap metal dealers. Report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

Celebrate Responsibly: Maintain Connectivity

By working together, we can ensure a safe and connected holiday season for everyone. Enjoy Easter and Independence Day celebrations with family and friends, knowing your communication channels remain uninterrupted.

Telecom Namibia remains committed to providing reliable communication services. Let's keep Namibia connected, one vigilant step at a time!



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