MTC, Paratus express shock over CRAN decision to award City of Windhoek license

MTC, Paratus express shock over CRAN decision to award City of Windhoek license
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Telecommunication giant, MTC and Paratus Africa have expressed shock over a decision by CRAN to award the City of Windhoek a Class Comprehensive Telecommunications Service License.
CRAN approved the license after the City of Windhoek applied for a Network Facilities Service License, which was published on 22 February 2019.
A network facilities service license would allow the City of Windhoek to construct, maintain, own or share infrastructure or facilities along with any approved telecommunications company, and facilitate the provision of telecommunication services.
These services could include broadcasting, electronic communication or application services, including content services like fibre optics.
In response acting chief executive officer of CRAN acknowledging that the original application was adjusted based on the business plan presented by the City of Windhoek.
This is because the City does not intend to provide telecommunication services, but rather to offer free wifi to the public, conduct water metering electronically, and provide internet hotspots, as part of its Smart City initiative.