Paratus in Namibia is proud to celebrate the re-birth of its Namibian Omajowa2 Satellite Earth Station and held an unveiling ceremony on 07 December 2017. Situated in the Northern Industria, this station is also known as a ‘Hub’.
Omajowa2 is one of four totally independent global earth stations and is owned and managed by Paratus.
The connectivity from the earth station in Windhoek is totally independent from any third-party telecommunications infrastructure and connects to both Paratus-owned microwave and fibre backbones. The independence of communications to and from the earth station delivers unparalleled and guaranteed uptime of services, covered under Paratus’ Service Level Agreement.
The Hub focuses primarily on in-country Namibian traffic, which means that traffic does not have to traverse outside of Namibia via any foreign-owned satellite services in order to be routed back to Namibia. The Hub traffic takes one hop up to the satellite station and one hop back to Windhoek, minimising latency on traffic.
When asked about the investment strategy throughout Paratus’ history, Paratus Group CEO Barney Harmse said: “We are passionate about the way we have been doing things over the past 15 years and we will continue to do so for many years to come.” Paratus believes in the success and the future of Africa and the company has a phenomenal track record of investing in infrastructure, both in Namibia and the rest of Africa. The company sees constant growth in Namibia as well as the rest of Africa and is passionate about turning Africa into a communications giant.
“We have taken the lead in continuing to invest in Namibia, irrespective of the economic challenges we face. We have taken the proverbial bull by the horns and tackled the economy, not by laying off people or halting progress, but by investing more into infrastructure. This will ultimately drive the economy forward,” he concludes.