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Smart partnership contributes to the overall technological progress in the country

Smart partnership contributes to the overall technological progress in the country

The cooperation between telecommunications firm MTC and Huawei, is not only promoting the development of information communication technologies, but also promoting the overall technological progress, an official said.

The cooperation between MTC and Huawei over the years has brought 3G, 4G, and 4.5G technologies to Namibia, said Head MTC Account Department Kim Jin in an interview.

“The two telecommunications partners joined forces to bring world class technologies to Namibia while contributing to the well being of society,” he said.

Under the partnership with Huawei, Namibia became the first country on the continent to adopt 40G bit/s DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing), an innovative technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fiber networks, in 2011. Among its many achievements including first 4G network in Namibia in 2012 and Africa’s first 4.5G network trialed in Namibia in 2016. In 2017, with its ‘081every1’ initiative, MTC together embarked with Huawei to provide 100 percent population coverage in Namibia.

The President, HE Dr. Hage Geingob in support of the cooperation on occasion of the MTC/Huawei 10th anniversary ceremony last year said that companies such as MTC and Huawei, are at the forefront of ensuring that Namibia “maintains pace with technological developments by staying ahead of the technology growth curve”.

Jin said MTC will continue to work with outstanding international vendors including Huawei to bring secure and cutting edge technologies including cloud and 5G to Namibia, to better serve clients.

Huawei operates in more than 170 countries and regions, provides innovative and secure telecoms network equipment as well as smartphones to more than three billion people around the world.

As Namibia seeks to become part and parcel of the 4th Industrial Revolution, MTC is set to benefit from Huawei’s global experience.


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