White Space Broadband Access Project Launches in Namibia

White Space Broadband Access Project Launches in Namibia


From Biz Tech Africa

Namibia’s MyDigitalBridge Foundation, in partnership with the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia, and with the support of Microsoft and the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, has launched a pilot project called Citizen Connect, designed to bring broadband access to the people of Namibia.

The pilot uses white spaces technology to deliver high-speed and affordable internet access through unused television frequency, providing critical access to technology in remote and disadvantaged areas.

MyDigitalBridge is a Namibian not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of marginalized communities through equitable access to technology. The Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N) is a development program funded by the United States government to help reduce poverty through economic growth. This collaboration was created between MyDigitalBridge, MCA-N, and the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, was launched today to help improve Africa’s global competitiveness.

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