MTC activates new cell towers in remote areas

12 Aug 2019

Namibia’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa, has officially activated Mobile Telecommunication’s (MTC) new 3G network tower in Vergenoeg Farm in the Omaheke region, reports New Era Live. MTC, Namibia’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, plans to erect eight towers in the Omaheke Region as part of its 081Every1 project, which aims to provide network coverage to 100% of the Namibian population by constructing 524 network towers nationwide. The new tower in Vergenoeg and another in the nearby settlement of Helena have now been switched on in phase one of the project, which will initially extend overage to 80% of the region’s population. Elsewhere, five towers have also been activated in the Tsumkwe constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region, where another four are still under construction.