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Telecom introduces new data-voice bundled packs

Telecom introduces new data-voice bundled packs

For the first time, fixed line Telecom Namibia customers will be able to get unlimited and unrestricted data and unlimited voice calls for free, following the announcement of its new bundle packs.

The unlimited value packs are exclusive for Telecom Namibia new post-paid residential customers and offer unlimited voice calling to the company’s fixed and mobile networks and including calls to over 360,500 Telecom Namibia’s fixed and mobile numbers countrywide.

Explaining the packs, Isak Ouseb, Acting Chief Commercial Officer said, “If a customer is recharging with any of the value packs then he or she will also get unlimited data benefits with no fair usage policy (FUP) limit.”

Ouseb added that the packs, which are competitively priced by global standards, will open new unlimited voice calling, surfing, streaming and downloading opportunities for customers for a standard monthly cost.

In addition, customers will also receive at least 300 free minutes per month to make calls to any other mobile networks.

Our latest unlimited packs extend our commitment to affordability to our fixed line residential customers. We are at the forefront of reducing communication costs and Telecom Namibia has taken another big step to making both the voice calling and internet more accessible,” Ouseb said.

Telecom Namibia unlimited voice calls and data value packs come under four price points starting N$749, offering the best value for money and suitable for the needs of different customers.

Ouseb said the benefit to customers is not only the unlimited internet access and unlimited calls to Telecom’s fixed and mobile networks, but there is a lot of savings on voice calls and a predetermined monthly bill.

Our customers want more affordable voice and data bundles and that is what we are giving them. We are reducing the cost to communicate and making the internet more accessible. They also need freedom to communicate conveniently and cost-effectively,” he said.


 

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia

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20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.