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Telecom vandals strike again – Fibre optic cable vandalised near Elisenheim

Telecom vandals strike again – Fibre optic cable vandalised near Elisenheim

Vandals on Tuesday struck in the Brakwater area outside Windhoek damaging a fibre optic cable that left several households in the area, including Elisenheim, without voice and Internet services.

Telecom’s Head: Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Oiva Angula in a statement said that Telecom technicians are working diligently to replace the 53m long fibre cable that was affected by malicious damage.

“We will be working on this until it is completed, and are doing all we can to get this completed as quickly as possible,” he said.

Angula in his stsatement apologised to all affected customers for the ongoing disruption of their voice and Internet services.

“This deliberate, costly, and often malicious damage to our network is a serious problem, requiring serious solutions to help overcome the unrelenting persistence of thieves and vandals. Telecom Namibia is committed to taking the necessary action to ensure that service disruptions for our valuable customers are minimised,” he said.

Meanwhile Telecom is appealing to members of the public for any information about persons responsible for damaging or stealing the cables and advised them contact Telecom’s 24 hour crime/fraud hotline number 0800 20 35 79, or the nearest Police Station.



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