Mobile broadband connectivity reaches 89%

5 May 2022

Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has attributed growth in mobile broadband subscriptions to Mobile Telecommunications’ (MTC’s) 081EVERY1 project, which aims to achieve 100% population network coverage by 2023. Speaking at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum held in Windhoek last month, Deputy Minister of ICT Emma Theofelus claimed mobile broadband connectivity had been extended to 89% of the population, while LTE infrastructure now provides 79% coverage compared with 40% a year earlier. According to the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia’s (CRAN’s) latest market report, the country’s mobile market grew by just 0.6% year-on-year to 2.915 million subscriptions at the end of 2021, whereas mobile broadband subscriptions increased by 8.8% to 1.894 million.