3G and HSDPA mobile services arrive in Namibia by PT

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Portugal Telecom starts its operations in Namibia tomorrow through the MTC. The mobile operator, 34% owned by Henrique Granadeiro’s company, will launch 3G mobile and mobile broadband (HSPDA) services in the country, competing directly with Vodacom and MTN Group.

Managed by PT since September this year – when the acquisition of this percentage was formalized for 100 million euros -, MTC has been operating for over a decade and has 600 thousand customers, being the first mobile operator in southern Africa to launch a private label credit card in partnership with Standard Bank.

The African telecommunications company has already moved ahead with testing of mobile services «push-to-talk«or»walki-talkie«- through GPRS networks on mobile phones – in the Namibian market, namely between the police and road safety authorities of Windhoek.

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