Guest Contributor | Aug 30, 2019 | 0
MTC’s ongoing phase one of the 081Every1 project scheduled to go live by the end of March
Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has announced that a total of 111 new sites as part of the ongoing phase one of the 081Every1 project, are scheduled to go live by the end of March when phase one is expected to be completed.
At a press briefing held Wednesday the company announced on that a total of 41 sites of phase one were commissioned and on air since December 2018; whilst civil works for 64 sites is completed, and for 47 sites progressively ongoing to beat phase one’s deadline – March end.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo expressed that the main challenge encountered is the snail pace in the issuing of Land Occupation Certificates from the respective Land Boards and the provision of power supply from some power utilities.
However, Ekandjo stated that despite the challenges in face of pursuing hundred percent population network coverage, MTC will constantly engage the relevant stakeholders in this regard and continue to make the stride to keep the driven momentum to meet the projects projected timeframe.
“Under this project, necessary upgrades of transmission network were conducted and has enabled MTC to introduce 3G network in remote settlements, unlocking the technological avenue for 2G to 3G migration for our customers in rural areas”, expressed Ekandjo.
In addition to pushing Namibia to premier in 100% telecommunications network coverage in the region and facilitate to pave the way for national socio and economic benefits, Ekandjo said that “the erection of the 081Every1 power lines will permit MTC to bring power closer to some villages which will be very beneficial to them.”