Paratus is now offering fibre broadband packages to residential and business customers in Gobabis in eastern Namibia, reports Intelligent CIO. It follows the completion of the telco’s national fibre network linking the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border with Botswana. Paratus is marketing capped packages starting from NAD620 (USD42) for a maximum download speed of 100Mbps and uncapped plans starting from NAD785 for 10Mbps.
Andrew Hall, Paratus Namibia managing director, said it was a natural progression for Paratus to start connecting towns on the route of the first privately-owned national backhaul fibre network through Namibia: ‘We will continue on our relentless drive to make investments towards elevating our citizens to gain access to fast and reliable internet services.’ The company plans to connect other towns in the area using fibre, fixed and mobile LTE, and microwave solutions, while clients not in a coverage area will be offered satellite solutions.
As previous reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Paratus announced plans in February 2018 to invest more than NAD150 million in infrastructure in Namibia over three years, of which NAD100 million was earmarked for fibre networks.