Telecom Namibia’s mobile business, tn mobile, has launched its 3G service at Omuthiya, the regional capital of Oshikoto region on Thursday.
The new network provides peak speeds of up to 21 Mbps using the High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) standard, making it the fastest 3G network in Namibia.
The expansion of the coverage of our 3G mobile broadband network will offer people in the area the possibility of enjoying accelerated data speeds for faster mobile services, as well as the latest interactive voice, video and data applications. Residents as well as businesses in the Omuthiya area will also be able to profit from fast mobile broadband and reliable voice service for communication and commerce.
tn mobile’s investment in 3G and 4G LTE technologies to enhance the mobile network is a positive development for Namibia as the new entity starts to play its national role in the development of the telecom sector in the country. It is an encouraging sign of tn mobile's ongoing commitment to making new and better technologies available to drive growth and vibrancy in our communities.
The same network is already available in Windhoek and surrounding areas, as well as Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Langstrand, Henties Bay, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ohangwena and Oshikango, alongside a fourth generation long-term evolution (4G LTE) network launched in November last year. tn mobile’s 4G LTE services provides speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
The mobile operator intends to launch 3G networks next week in at least three towns, namely Tsumeb, Keetmanshoop and Ruacana. The new expansion is aimed at enabling tn mobile to meet the growing demand for advanced mobile data products and services. Contract customers are able to enjoy data roaming in 75 countries with 150 operators, along with voice calling and SMS’s with 276 operators in 132 countries.