As part of its NAD2.3 billion (USD129 million) Integrated Strategic Business and Funding Plan, Telecom Namibia (TN) has announced a partnership with OMDis Town Transformation Agency to deploy new fibre routes in Oranjemund. The two entities signed an agreement last week to launch the Oranjemund Core Fibre Connectivity Project, which aims to ensure the town has the necessary infrastructure to enable its digital transformation. The initial phase of the planned NAD12 million joint investment will begin in the central business district in November and is scheduled to be completed within eight months. The project will roll out 67.6km of fibre and connect more than 2,000 residential and business customers to the fibre-optic network.
Commenting on the agreement, TN CEO Stanley Shanapinda said: ‘This partnership will advance a top of the range telecommunication network infrastructure to position the Oranjemund town as a smart city in the near future and will assist Oranjemund to cement its position as a centre for healthcare, agriculture, education, while opening opportunities for digital transformation, accessing enhanced digital and value-added services, like no other town in Namibia.’
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, TN’s NAD2.3 billion CAPEX programme announced earlier this year aims to accelerate its fibre deployment programme and extend its existing 10,676km national fibre backbone network, providing more homes and businesses with access to download speeds of up to 300Mbps.