Staff Writer

MTN Namibia has signed its first commercial contract for bulk data transmission services, provided by The GridOnline, a NamPower owned company, a move expected to grow Namibia’s ICT sector. “This significant event demonstrates another example of corporates consolidating efforts to propel the national and Southern African ICT sector forward and stabilising the framework within which development can be streamlined. The availability of reliable and affordable telecommunications is seen by both organisations as a fundamental pillar for the growth of a multitude of sectors, including education, trade and industry, medical services, tourism and entertainment, engineering and manufacturing, infrastructure development and effective administration,” the companies said in a joint statement.

Founded last year, The GridOnline aims to become an enabler for the ICT sector in Namibia, “thus NamPower is delighted to be able to extend this service to ICT providers in the country.”

MTN Namibia said it remains committed to connecting Namibians from all walks of life to the Global Village, enabling learning, communication and innovation to improve the livelihoods of Namibians and growing the economy,” The company continues to invest in infrastructure, partnerships and new technologies to assist in bringing the country to the cutting edge of modernisation.”

When founded, The Grid Online targeted at telecommunications service providers and wholesale clients in the country to make use of its fibre optic network.