Telecom Namibia has launched a new broadband service called Speedlink that aims to provide customers with faster and cheaper internet services. Minister of Information and Communication Technology Joel Kaapanda officially launched this latest broadband product from Telecom Namibia at a breakfast function held in Windhoek on 31 May.
A toast to mark the official launch of Speedlink was presented by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology Joel Kaapanda, flanked by the MD of Telecom Namibia Frans Ndoroma, Board members Roger Gertze and Feitjie Veldskoen, and Board Chairman Joseph Iita.
The Speedlink product is a direct benefit arising from the recently commissioned West Africa Cable System (WACS) of which Telecom Namibia is the landing agent in the country. Telecom Namibia upgraded all its existing broadband customers on its ADSL and WiMAX platforms from their current packages to the new Speedlink package at the same monthly charge, while others were upgraded to a higher speed with a reduction in their monthly charge.
The new product enables both business and residential customers to enjoy faster internet speeds at cheaper monthly rates. Packages upgraded from 256k to 384k represent 33% increase, while packages upgraded from 512k to 1024k represent a 100% link improvement. The savings derived from increased speed packages without any costs to customers range from 33% to 50%, and new customers can expect to benefit from 36% up to 41% when they sign up for Speedlink packages, the company said on its website.
The Speedlink Home range comprises: the entry-level 384k package, priced at N$349 per month and the premium Speedlink Home package, priced at N$949 per month for a 36 months contract, featuring a download speed of up to 2048k. Packages benefit from unlimited monthly data usage, free modem, web space, voice/fax numbers, fax2email address, on-net voice calls, and up to 2 static IP addresses.
Speedlink Business provides download speed of 512 to 10240 kbps and 256 to 2048 kbps for upload. It is equipped to deliver business users consistently high speed connections and value for money, Telecom said. With unlimited usage, businesses can download whatever they need to at all times, without the need to restrict users. Up to 10 Mb speeds better equip businesses to efficiently perform data intensive tasks such as sending and receiving large documents, graphics or media files, video conferencing or using web-based software. Faster speeds can bring to life more flexible working with quicker VPN access to internal systems. By using the inclusive IP addresses, businesses can reduce their communications costs with IP and video calling.