Namibian telecommunications operator Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTC) has completed the second phase of long term evolution (LTE) products with further roll outs in eight major towns.
Netman, an LTE technology product, was released by MTC in mid-May 2012, supplying subscribers with high speed internet connections.
Started in Windhoek, the LTE deployment encompassed more than 1,000km of fibre optic backbones.
LTE networks went live in Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund, Otjiwarongo, Outapi, Ongwediva, Oshakai, Walvis Bay and Tsumeb last week, completing the second rollout phase.
The accomplishment marks a 15.9 per cent population reach with 100Mbps internet speed, replacing the previous connection which was 10 times slower.
Tim Ekandjo, chief of corporate affairs officer at MTC, plans to complete the next phase within a year.
Urban areas will be targeted for the launch of 1800MHZ frequency bands, which will accomplish a 45 per cent population reach with its third phase.