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Namibia’s Telecommunications: The Link to Africa

Klaus Dierks

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195102017
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0014

Series: Communication and Society

Namibia’s Telecommunications: The Link to Africa

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Namibia's telecommunications industry is one of the most advanced sectors among the African countries, since the optimization of communication technology is the primary concern of Nambia's administration. The development of technical knowledge and skills must go hand in hand with organizational restructuring through the commercialization of the old Department of Posts and Telecommunications under the propositions of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications. Such activities aim to devise a new economic paradigm through the deregulation of specific functions of the state and the encouragement of business ventures, which foster international competitiveness and exposure. Along with the remarkable success of telecom Namibia in the area of data encoding and transmission the avoidance of cross-subsidization and the fulfillment of social obligations are important.

Keywords: Namibia; telecommunications industry; technological advancement; organizational restructuring; international competition

Chapter.  3294 words. 

Subjects: Knowledge Management

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