MTC and Huawei celebrate strategic partnership of 10 years



MTC, Namibia’s premier network and information technology Company, and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have celebrated 10 years of strategic partnership in the technological space together with President Hage Geingob.


Since entering into partnership, MTC and Huawei has been providing the best telecom network services to Namibians, with a number of remarkable accomplishments in the country and the continent, making Namibia a frontrunner in the adoption of ICT technology on the continent.


At a gala dinner held in Windhoek for the celebration, Tim Ekandjo, the Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer of MTC said MTC holds firmly the believe of recognizing the partnership between us and Huawei that is it geared towards the achievement of a common vision of ensuring that we propel Namibia to greater heights in the technological space.


“Having worked together for a decade, our strength embodied the ideal of Sino – Africa relationship with greater emphasis placed on a win – win situation. We are proud of the achievements as MTC we have been able to achieve, with the support of Huawei to ensure that we remain the best telecom network services to consumers in Namibia for the past 25 years, of which the last 10 years was, spend with Huawei.” Tim said.


Under this smart partnership, 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. Amongst 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 was embarking on its journey with Huawei to provide 100% population coverage in Namibia. This initiative will result in benefit particularly for Namibians living in remote and rural areas.


Chen, MD at Huawei Namibia said it is grateful for Huawei to be able to participate and contribute to technological advancements in Namibia in partnership with MTC, since it not only enhanced the technological development, but more importantly, open a door for the unconnected and under connected Namibians to quality services and numerous possibilities of development.


“Upholding our vision and mission ‘bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world’, we are ready to make more contributions to Namibia’s development by fully unleashing the transformative power of ICT with diverse range of latest technologies like 5G and ICT solutions like Safe City, to make this beloved country a better place to live, work, visit and invest.” Kian Chen said.


This celebration came merely a few days after MTC announced to deliver a comprehensive fiber internet and digital Cloud computing services for secure and reliable business solutions to government, public and private enterprises partnering with Huawei. The move, which is considered another ground breaking by the company, a week after it launched its fiber optic fast internet solutions for businesses.