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Telephones talk again Friday

Telecom Namibia this week said repair work is continuing to fix water-damaged underground telecommunications cables which have cut off phone lines in parts of Windhoek.
According to Oiva Angula, Senior Manager: Corporate Communications & Public Relations at the parastatal, a water pipe that burst in the city’s Lüderitz Street caused heavy flooding of a Telecom  cable manhole last Tuesday, damaging a 1400-pair underground cable.
“Voice and data lines were cut off since 10 December after water flooded underground cables in Lüderitz Street.  Residents and offices in the vicinity of Windhoek High School, including the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement, were affected by the loss of Telecom Namibia service,” he said.
He also said the repair of the burst pipe has been completed and a new cable hauled in by external contractors earlier this week.
Telecom Namibia technicians started with the cable jointing work to reconnect the affected customers on Tuesday. a job which is scheduled to be finished by Friday, 20 December 2013, at 17h00.
“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident and ask all our customers to exercise patience and understanding during this period service interruption,” said Angula.

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