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)
The communications industry changes frequently and quickly. And the priorities of the operators in the sector must match the pace of change.