One step closer to digitisation

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) recently opened its new innovation centre in Windhoek, which it described as a ‘digital cloud computing service’ that can be used for free by innovators.

29 November 2019 | Business

Ester Kamati

Opened on 21 November, the centre is furnished with the latest digital equipment to ensure that innovators’ ideas come to life. According to Erasmus Nekundi, the company’s public relations officer, the aim is to encourage innovation and the development of great ideas through the use of this new hub.

For the next six months, the facility will be freely available to enterprises and institutions, both public and private. After that, the innovation centre, located inside Windhoek’s Maerua Mall, will be open to the public.

Since the centre opened its doors last week, a number of institutions have made use of its fibre connectivity and cloud computing.

Nekundi said people often become discouraged because they do not have the necessary support and facilities to “bring their ideas to life”.

He added that this new environment is ideal for such innovations that people may have been unmotivated to follow through with. “It is set up for you and it is an enabler,” he said.

At the official opening, MTC’s acting CEO, Licky Erastus, shared his excitement about presenting “a product of MTC’s forward-thinking strategic vision”.

According to him, the company draws joy from being able to “stay abreast of technology to bring new concepts and services to Namibia”.

The centre, which is the first of its kind in the country, will be used to showcase new business and consumer solutions that will undoubtedly boost the technological business space, Erastus said.

“It will provide tools for visitors to experiment or iterate on their ideas and see how they can apply these technologies in their businesses.”

Tim Ekandjo, MTC’s chief human capital and corporate affairs officer, said individuals need to embrace digitisation.

“We have to grease the wheel that invents and reinvents new ways of doing things,” he said.

Everything from comprehensive fibre internet and digital cloud computing services will be available at the innovation centre. It will also acting as a platform for MTC partners and customers to test their services in a live environment.

Similar News

 

Namibia's airport gears for operations

20 hours ago | Business

Namibia's flagship airport the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is ready for its restart plan as borders are going to gradually open under the provisions...

Farmers rue lack of post-resettlement support

20 hours ago | Business

By Edward Mumbuu JnrSome resettlement beneficiaries have expressed discontent in governments post-resettlement support programme, which they suggest, derails the productivity and profitability of such farms.The...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

20 hours ago | Business

DHL to cut 2 200 workers German logistics company DHL plans to cut as many as 2 200 jobs of UK-based workers at Jaguar Land...

Tourism drought needn't shrivel sector

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Jo-Maré DuddyWithout a coordinated, dedicated national effort – which includes a whole government and society – to remove barriers that hinder tourism growth, the local...

The reality of downsizing survivor syndrome

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Lisa MatomolaThe increasing news and media reports on companies who are downsizing and/or cutting jobs across Namibia are a startling reflection on the faltering Namibian...

Prinsloo leads as new MD of Namibia Diaries

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Phillepus UusikuThe role of managing director (MD) of Namibia Dairies, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, was officially taken over by Leonie...

Still no yellow brick road for uranium

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Paladin Energy, the majority shareholder in Langer Heinrich, at the end of June said it needed US$81 million or around N$1.4 billion...

FNB temporarily closes Klein Windhoek branch

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

FNB Namibia took a necessary health and safety measure action in temporarily shutting down its Klein Windhoek branch for a week beginning Monday, 6 July...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Samsung Elec Q2 profit riseSamsung Electronics Co Ltd said second-quarter operating profit likely rose 23%, beating analysts' estimates as solid chip sales to data centres...

How to keep fleet ­vehicles for longer

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Business

Reduced hours on the road because of economic challenges at many companies may result in the retaining of vehicles for longer than normal. While always...

Latest News

Namibia's airport gears for operations...

20 hours ago | Business

Namibia's flagship airport the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is ready for its restart plan as borders are going to gradually open under the provisions...

'Swapo campaign benefitted from Fishrot'

20 hours ago | Crime

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKA State witness in the ongoing bail application of former fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau and his son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi dropped a bombshell yesterday when...

Itula not a competitor –...

20 hours ago | Politics

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEK The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement does not see the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC), a mooted political party led by former presidential...

Air Namibia wants its wings...

20 hours ago | Transport

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAir Namibia has written to the Transport Commission of Namibia, demanding to know why the national carrier's air services licence has been temporarily suspended.The...

Namibia receives 2.35 million...

20 hours ago | Economics

China has donated Covid-19 related supplies worth 40 million Namibian dollars (2.35 million US dollars) to Namibia to assist the country in fighting the virus,...

Time for Swapo to answer

20 hours ago | Opinion

Now more than ever, the ruling party Swapo has no excuse to maintain the deafening silence on allegations it has benefitted from the multi-million-dollar Fishrot...

Farmers rue lack of post-resettlement...

20 hours ago | Business

By Edward Mumbuu JnrSome resettlement beneficiaries have expressed discontent in governments post-resettlement support programme, which they suggest, derails the productivity and profitability of such farms.The...

San's existence under threat

20 hours ago | Environment

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK The San's environment is constantly under threat, and while they were once able to sustain themselves and their way of...

Pick n Pay assault twist

20 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The wife of a suspect, who can clearly be seen beating a Pick n Pay employee in a video that went viral this...

Load More