Privately-owned telecommunication operator, Paratus Telecoms has started connecting homes with optical fiber cables in order to deliver broadband services. Paratus has become the first 100% privately-owned pan-African operator to turn on Fiber to the Home (FTTH) in Namibia. The operator has deployed fiber optic cables in Finkenstein estate, East of Windhoek.
Subscribers of Paratus will now enjoy benefits of high-speed connectivity. The developers of Finkenstein Manor and Finkenstein Village have partnered with Paratus Telecom to create the first ever Namibian digital village, providing home owners with a gateway to the digital age.
Paratus Telecoms has already started to deploy optical fiber cables to 550 homes and will be providing an all-inclusive turn-key service solution to residents. Paratus Telecoms Group CEO Barney Harmse said that the residents will be able to enjoy endless value-added broadband services and connectivity solutions over a state-of-the-art fibre optic network.
The CEO added that the entire solution is an end-to-end solution from Paratus Telecom that is completely independent of any third-party infrastructure. Paratus plans 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 to build optical fiber infrastructure.
Finkenstein Village and Manor developer Gerdus Burmeister told that the fiber optic infrastructure will eventually be deployed to more than 1000 homes. Fiber connected homes will attract more customers to the property builders.
Paratus CEO added that the optical fiber, due to its inherent speed, capacity and reliability, will now enable the operator to implement a fully comprehensive access control and security solution which will include CCTV on the estate, which one of it’s primary objectives. Residents will now also be able to enjoy access to triple-play connectivity including voice, video and data solutions.