Telecom Namibia promotes ‘affordable’ internet


Telecom Namibia has announced the launch of revised, ‘affordable’ data-only fixed broadband packages for residential, small office/home office (SOHO) and small enterprise customers, under a promotion running for a month ending 20 June 2014. New ‘Speedlink Lite’ packages are grouped as ‘Speedlink Data’ (home and business) and ‘Speedlink Data Professional’ with static IP address. Speedlink Data offers speeds of minimum 512kbps and maximum 10Mbps, while Speedlink Data Professional offers 1Mbps up to 10Mbps.

The Speedlink Lite packages have eight data-only offerings, all with unlimited usage, at prices starting from NAD245 (USD22.50) a month for a 512kbps package up to NAD4,048 for a 10Mbps package on a 36-month contract. An installation fee of NAD222 is payable in urban locations and NAD333 for rural customers, while the packages do not include a modem – users may purchase their own modem separately for a one-off payment or via instalments, reports Biztechafrica.

Telecom Namibia offers a range of Wi-Fi enabled modems allowing customers to connect to the internet via smartphones, tablets and laptops. Isak Ouseb, senior manager for product management, said that the new data-only plans are based on customer demand for more data and faster speeds, adding that Namibian consumers and businesses are increasingly accessing the internet on smartphones or tablets while staying in touch with family, friends or colleagues through e-mails, instant messaging or social networking sites. ‘Our new Speedlink Lite packages will target these specific requirements,’ Ouseb added.