MTC Blames Regulator for 3G Coverage Expansion Delays
Published on: 11th Feb 2016
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Namibia's MTC has blamed delays in a network upgrade on the lack of radio spectrum being supplied by the telecoms regulator.
MTC Nambia plans to spend N$1 billion (USD62 million) on network upgrades, but company spokesman, Tim Ekandjo says that the implementation of the project is now at risk because the regulator wont release the necessary spectrum.
MTC has said that its upgrade project will expand 3G coverage to 64 percent of the population, and allow the expansion of its urban 4G network.
However, the regulator has indicated that the mobile network is seeking spectrum while it still has unused assets that could be deployed, and the regulator wants the unused spectrum to be used first.