Telecom Namibia expands W-CDMA/HSPA+ 3G footprint

27 Mar 2014

Telecom Namibia, offering mobile services under the TN Mobile brand, has announced on its website the expansion of commercial 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ services to Omuthiya, the capital town of Oshikoto region, while revealing that it will also launch the 21Mbps 3G data services in at least three additional towns around the end of March, including Keetmanshoop, Tsumeb and Ruacana. Existing W-CDMA/HSPA+ coverage is available in the capital Windhoek and surrounding areas, as well as Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Langstrand, Henties Bay, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ohangwena and Oshikango. TeleGeography notes that in a Q3 2013 relaunch TN Mobile replaced the previous Leo 2G/3G mobile brand acquired via Telecom Namibia’s purchase of cellco Powercom, while the operator also launched 4G LTE services in November 2013 to provide data speeds of up to 100Mbps over its ZTE-supplied converged IP core and 2G/3G/4G radio access network.