Paratus connects Finkenstein residents
As of this week, Paratus Telecom connected residents in the Finkenstein estate, East of Windhoek with a Fibre to Home (FTTH) world-class digital connectivity.
Paratus Telecom said it is the first privately-owned Pan-African operator to deploy fibre to 550 homes and will be providing an all-inclusive turn-key solution to residents of the Finkenstein Manor and Finkenstein Village development.
The partnership between the project developers and Paratus Telecom has created of the first-ever Namibian digital village. Paratus Telecom Group CEO Barney Harmse said residents will now be able to enjoy endless value-added broadband services and connectivity solutions over a state-of-the-art-fibre optic network.
He believes this is the first FTTH deployment in Africa for a privately owned Pan-African operator, built on its own infrastructure.
Partus Telecom was issued with a Class Comprehensive Telecommunications Service License (ECS & ECNS) in 2012, following further expansion of its 4G network, national and international network to provide telecommunications services to the Namibian public at large as well as the private and corporate sector.
“The entire solution is an end-to-end solution from Paratus Telecom, completely independent of any third-party infrastructure. Looking forward, we plant to invest a total of more than N$150 million on infrastructure in Namibia over the next three years of which N$100 million will be invested in fibre infrastructure,” said Harmse.
Finkenstein Village and Manor developer Gerdus Burmeister said the fibre infrastructure will eventually be deployed to more than 1000 homes. “Compared to any other connectivity medium, fibre reigns supreme.”
“Due to its inherent speed, capacity and reliability, fibre will now enable us to implement a fully comprehensive access control and security solution which will include CCTV on the estate – one of our primary objectives. Residents will now also be able to enjoy access to triple-play connectivity including voice, video and data solutions,” he concluded.
With its head office in Windhoek, Paratus also has fully licensed offices in Angola, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. Since inception, it has established a prolific network extending the entire Namibia, with additional international points-of-presence in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lisbon (Portugal) and London (UK).