Communications Industry

The communications industry changes frequently and quickly. And the priorities of the operators in the sector must match the pace of change. In this issue we present some of the priorities on which we believe operators need to focus in order to survive and thrive in the future.

In Namibia, a sound policy framework has been adopted to facilitate investment in the ICT sector which includes the following policies: ICT Overarching Policy, Communications Policy, IT Policy, Broadcasting Policy and Postal Policy.

Through an all-encompassing regulatory framework, Namibia’s ICT industry is more than ready to embrace investment of any proportion. The following regulations stand to support the industry: Communications Act
8 of 2009 which established the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) as the converged regulator for ICT. CRAN was established to facilitate foreign direct investment, promote entrepreneurship and
local participation, ensuring a 51% Namibian ownership in investment opportunities and promotes fair competition among ICT players. (Ministry of Information & Communication Technology)

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