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.
Tigo announced this week that it has acquired more than 250,000 new customers in less than three months following its return to two troubled eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Since June, more than two thousand new customers a day have joined Tigo's latest networks in North and South Kivu provinces.
Tigo said that its success comes in spite of continuing unrest in the region, and has led to the official opening of the first Tigo store in the North Kivu capital Goma.
The African Union has criticized the high cost of mobile roaming between African countries.
The African Union Commission's ICT Policy Officer, Auguste Yankey said that the high costs were affecting economic growth in the continent, and they are working with national regulators to cut those costs.
He said Africa has emerged as the new hub for the development of mobile technologies. "Countries such as Kenya has developed innovations that have made positive socio-economic improvements to the lives of ordinary citizens," he said.
The Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia have agreed a set of common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile broadband in the region, with the view of creating an additional 3.2 million jobs for Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Telecom Namibia Long-term local currency debt rating at 'BBB-' and National Long-term rating of 'A(zaf)'. The Outlooks are Negative.
The affirmation continues to reflect the one notch differential of Telecom Namibia's ratings with those of the Namibian sovereign's local currency debt rating of 'BBB'/Stable. Under Fitch's parent and subsidiary rating linkage methodology, Telecom Namibia has legal, operational and strategic links with the state of Namibia, which has secured Telecom Namibia's debt in the past and provided financial guarantees.