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Telecom Namibia Launches LTE Network

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Telecom Namibia says that it has switched on its LTE service and is now taking orders via its website.

The LTE services are available in the capital Windhoek and surrounding areas, as well as Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Langstrand and Henties Bay at the coast and Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ohangwena and Oshikango in the north of the country.

In November 2012 Telecom Namibia completed the planned purchase of Powercom trading as Leo, Namibia's struggling second mobile GSM player. In doing so Telecom Namibia announced final plans to ramp-up its GSM coverage, invest in nationwide LTE and push new bundled triple-play products to enterprise and consumers.

Leo was later rebranded as TM Mobile.

The network was supplied by China's ZTE under a USD46 million contract that also included upgrading the existing 3G network.

Telecom Namibia is 100% owned by the government and competes with MTC, which has a 90% market share of the mobile market, and is also 64% owned by the government.

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