High Mobile Network Coverage
Namibia’s mobile phone network coverage has increased to 95 percent, while mobile subscriptions are at 119.16 per 100 people, Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-amadhila said on October 9.
She said the number of Namibia’s active mobile broadband subscribers increased from 1.5 million to 1.6 million from June 2016 to June 2017.
“Penetration of telecommunication services has improved rapidly due to the introduction of effective regulatory interventions aimed to ensure fair competition and consumer protection,” she said.
According to her, modern and reliable digital technologies and applications can significantly contribute to the economic strength, societal wellbeing and effective governance.
However, Kuugogelwa-amadhila, said that the benefits of ICT had not been spread equally as hoped. She pointed out that the failure to spread ICT benefits is a result of the unavailability of electricity in rural areas and the insufficient telecommunications backhaul infrastructure.