TN targets remote connectivity

04 September 2020

VSAT is a customised integrated voice/fax, data and video satellite communication solution available everywhere, even in the most remote areas in Namibia

VSAT is a customised integrated voice/fax, data and video satellite communication solution available everywhere, even in the most remote areas in Namibia

Telecom Namibia (TN) has upgraded its very small aperture terminal (VSAT) hub to ensure faster and reliable IP-based connectivity for users in remote areas. 

Pilot installations of TN’s modern VSAT hub, called Satlink, have had satisfactory results, the company said.

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Durban residents fight against 5G towers being built on their property

04 September 2020

Community leaders in Berea, a ridge above the city of Durban, have railed against a proposed government law that would allow network service providers to build 5G towers and other electronic communication devices on any private and public land.

The draft proposal, which was gazetted by Stella Ndabeni-Abarahams, minister of communications and digital technologies, is part of the government’s expansion into the 5G network.

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Millimetre wave firm restructures

04 September 2020

Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG) has spun off its African millimetre wave fixed wireless access business after going into administration. 

Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd (CBNL) was established in 2000 when 10 engineers from Cambridge University in the UK secured private equity funding for its millimetre wave (mmWave) communications technology.  

The firm raised over £99m for its point to multipoint platform called VectaStar which has been deployed in over 50 countries for mobile backhaul, small cell backhaul, enterprise access and ISP networks at 26GHz and 10.5GHz mmWave bands.

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City threatens action against Paratus

04 September 2020

Paratus is also under fire for allegedly trying to block the municipality’s plans to provide free internet to residents

Paratus is also under fire for allegedly trying to block the municipality’s plans to provide free internet to residents

The City of Windhoek has threatened to send in its security forces on Paratus Telecom if it does not stop installing its cables around the Namibian capital.

The two have been arguing for months as both continue to implement their plans to penetrate a telecommunications industry currently dominated by MTC and TN Mobile. 

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