Microsoft joins MyDigitalBridge Foundation to bring broadband connectivity to Namibia

Although Africa has the highest growth rates in the world for mobile broadband penetration, wireless broadband services remain largely unaffordable throughout the region.

Microsoft Corp., MyDigitalBridge Foundation and the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia, with the support of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, recently introduced a pilot project called Citizen Connect, designed to bring high-speed and affordable broadband access to the people of Namibia.
The project uses television white spaces technology, based on Dynamic Spectrum Allocation, to deliver high-speed and affordable internet access through unused television frequency, providing critical access to technology in remote and disadvantaged areas.