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Paratus Telecoms turns on first FTTH in Namibia

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Paratus Telecoms is the first 100% privately-owned pan-African operator to turn on Fibre to the Home (FTTH) in Namibia. Connected residents in Finkenstein estate, East of Windhoek, will now enjoy this world-class connectivity.
The developers of Finkenstein Manor and Finkenstein Village have partnered with Paratus Telecom to create the first ever Namibian digital village, providing each and every home owner with a gateway to the digital age.
Paratus Telecoms has already started to deploy fibre to 550 homes and will be providing an all-inclusive turn-key service solution to residents.
Speaking from his Botswana office, Paratus Telecoms Group CEO Barney Harmse says residents will now be able to enjoy endless value-added broadband services and connectivity solutions over a state-of-the-art fibre optic network.
He believes this is the first FTTH deployment in Africa for a privately owned Pan-African operator, built on own infrastructure.
“The entire solution is an end-to-end solution from Paratus Telecom, completely independent of any third-party infrastructure. Looking forward, we plan to invest a total of more than R150-million on infrastructure in Namibia over the next three years of which R100-million will be invested in fibre infrastructure,” he explains.
Finkenstein Village and Manor developer Gerdus Burmeister says the fibre infrastructure will eventually be deployed to more than 1000 homes. “Compared to any other connectivity medium, fibre reigns supreme.
“Due to its inherent speed, capacity and reliability, fibre will now enable us to implement a fully comprehensive access control and security solution which will include CCTV on the estate – one of our primary objectives. Residents will now also be able to enjoy access to triple-play connectivity including voice, video and data solutions,” he concludes.