PowerCom commissions new towers
02 July 2020 | Technology
The towers were constructed to increase PowerCom’s footprint and asset base to best service ICT players and offer last mile connectivity.
The commissioned towers will enable operators seeking to improve coverage and increase capacity to deploy a vast array of services to customers which range from 2G, 3G, 4G and 4.5G services.
The construction of the towers valued at N$5.2 million, commenced on 13 January 2020 and it were handed over on 5 June 2020.
Three of the towers are located in Walvis Bay, one in Swakopmund and another in Rehoboth.
PowerCom chief executive Alisa Amupolo said that the company has aligned itself with the growth of these towns and responded to inhabitants’ demands as far as connectivity is concerned.
“By providing this infrastructure, it means individuals and businesses can communicate and facilitate business, furthermore adding value to our country’s economic growth.”
Coverage gaps addressed
Amupolo said that the infrastructure was developed to address gaps in coverage and capacity in line with the demands of these respective towns. “The novel towers cater for the influx of citizens and new businesses in those areas, enabling improved services for the communities of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Rehoboth.”
Furthermore Amupolo said that the towers provide a launch pad for more expansion.
“It is evident that there is an appetite for new infrastructure to address coverage and capacity challenges. It also means revenue growth as the tower is built for multiple tenancy in staying true to our business model.”
With the completion of the four towers, PowerCom anticipates the acceleration of another 14 projects which were impacted by Covid-19. “We will focus on towers where land has been acquired, namely; Onkani, Enghodi, Kupferquelle and Ncaute, and anticipate that by August 2020 construction can commence, taking us all the way to the end of the financial year.”