Telecom Namibia to Deploy Country's First Advanced Network

  • TELECOM Namibia
WINDHOEK, NAMBIA - TELECOM Namibia announced that it plans to build a fiber-based, mobile and wireless telecommunication infrastructure at Farm Gross Haigamas, 18 miles south of Windhoek. Farm Gross Haigamas is a greenfield development which has been turned into a golf and residential oasis – dubbed "Omeya" - sprawling over 260 hectares beneath the Auas Mountains.

Telecom Namibia will build a WiFi network to ensure wireless coverage throughout the estate and rollout fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), which uses optical cables to deliver ultra-fast broadband and telephone services with network interface speeds of more than 100 Mbps.

The telecommunication giant, through its cellular company Leo, will also build a 3G mobile base station at Omeya, which will be complemented with 4G towards the end of this year. Once complete, the network will offer voice, IP, data, Internet, telecommunications services and value added services (VAS) to residents at the greenfield development. The combination of FTTH, WiFi and mobile network will give seamless access to all Omeya residents and visitors. Omeya will be connected to Telecom Namibia’s national fiber backbone in a ring-protected design towards Windhoek to the north and Rehoboth to the south.

“Although the initial goal is to provide basic WiFi Internet access, we are actually building a high-speed fiber-to-the-home network that will be delivering even more services and applications in the future,” said Heiko Trost, Telecom Namibia’s chief commercial officer.

Trost explained further that the network solutions for Omeya provide the convenience and flexibility of wireless with the power of direct fiber connection to homes to accommodate more demanding applications such as high speed broadband access and live video surveillance.

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