Government to invest USD32m in international cable project

14 May 2008

Namibia’s government has guaranteed funding of NAD240 million (USD32 million) to Telecom Namibia to connect the country to a new undersea cable that will provide greater broadband capacity for high speed internet, data and voice transmission between Africa and Europe. Cabinet has approved Namibia’s participation in the African West Coast Cable (AWCC) project, led by South Africa’s Broadband InfraCo, which aims to light the new submarine fibre route by May 2010.