MTC continues with network expansion programme
In a attempt, to increase capacity and expand its network as part of its ongoing network expansion programme especially in rural areas, local Mobile Telecommunications Company, MTC erected 14 new sites countrywide in a space of 4 months.
According to MTC between February and May they managed to erect 14 new sites in the following areas, Okahandja, Rehoboth, Tschudi, Windhoek (Soweto), Otjiwarongo, Otjokavare, Fransfontein, Swartbooisdrif, Katima, Rundu Mall and Dr. Lemmer.
Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s spokesperson said the investment in their network is an absolute priority because they need to keep up with the rapidly growing demand of our customers.
“We will continue to roll out more sites throughout the course of the year,” he added.
Ekandjo said that more new sites are planned for 2017 in both rural and urban areas, but the company remains concerned that it takes over 6 months to get environmental clearances to erect sites which delays the entire roll out of plans.
“In as much as MTC is committed to bringing service to rural areas people, patience was imperative due to the vastness of the country, but we also implore to authorities to speed up the process of approvals especially those that have to deal with environmental clearance. As a company we have taken a decision to make sure that development gets to each and every corner of Namibia,” he said.