MTC Namibia launches USD5.8 million 3.5G network

18 Dec 2006

Namibian cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) officially inaugurated its new W-CDMA/HSDPA mobile network last week at a function in Windhoek. The 3G network, estimated to cost NAD40 million (USD5.8 million), initially offers data transfer speeds of up to 900kbps. During phase one, the network will be deployed in Windhoek and the coastal towns of Walvisbay and Swakopmund. In phase two, commencing in April 2007, the cellco aims to cover the majority of the country’s commercial centres.