COUNTRY	
  FOCUS	
  	
  -­‐	
  	
  
	
  
NAMIBIA	
  
	
  
4	
  December	
  2013	
  
14:45	
  –	
  15:00	
  
	
  
Mr.	
  ...
Population:	
   	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
GDP:	
   	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
GDP	
  per	
  capita: 	
  
	
  
...
Internet	
  access	
  and	
  usage:	
  
	
  13.4%	
  of	
  Namibians	
  over	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  the	
  ...
Achievements	
  and	
  Highlights	
  con2nued…	
  
q 4GLTE	
  Launched:	
  2nd	
  in	
  Africa	
  
q DTT	
  Launched	
  ...
MTC	
  Network	
  Coverage	
  
WACS	
  
Achievements	
  and	
  Highlights	
  con2nued…	
  
q National	
  USF	
  Policy	
  Published	
  	
  
q Digital	
  Inclusi...
Namibia’s	
  ICT	
  plan	
  (Vision	
  2030)	
  

Dra?	
  

Vision	
  
2030	
  

Implementa2on	
  of	
  
comprehensive	
  ...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q  Namibian	
  Ownership	
  of	
  51%	
  
q  Namibian	
  Registration	
  of...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q DTT	
  
q STB’s	
  –	
  Interactive	
  applications	
  and	
  Internet	
 ...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q Innovation	
  Incubation	
  	
  
q Southern	
  Africa	
  Innovation	
  Su...
Namibia	
  Societal	
  Accelera2on	
  PlaZorm	
  2012	
  	
  
MICT,	
  PWC,	
  CRAN	
  and	
  Prof.	
  Leif	
  Edvinsson	
...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q Lobbying	
  for	
  “Venture	
  Capital”	
  for	
  ICT	
  
Innovation	
  
q...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q IT	
  Skills	
  Training	
  and	
  Development	
  
q Skills	
  Transfer	
...
Opportuni2es	
  for	
  IT	
  players	
  	
  
q Online	
  Business	
  Protection	
  and	
  Assurance	
  
	
  	
  
q E-­‐G...
Trends	
  and	
  Developments	
  for	
  2014	
  
q Broadband	
   Policy	
   and	
   Practical	
   Implementation
	
  
Str...
Trends	
  and	
  Developments	
  for	
  2014	
  
q Type	
  Approval	
  Regulations	
  Implementation	
  	
  
q 	
  Certi...
 
	
  

Thank	
  you!	
  
	
  
Q&A	
  
CEO CRAN, Namibia, presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius
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The third country spotlight at the summit shifts to southern Africa and highlights the agenda and achievement of Namibia. ICT penetration and growth curves, sectoral impacts, government initiatives, and progressive policies will be showcased.

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CEO CRAN, Namibia, presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius

  1. 1.      
  2. 2.   COUNTRY  FOCUS    -­‐       NAMIBIA     4  December  2013   14:45  –  15:00     Mr.  Stanley  Shanapinda   sshanapinda@cran.na     CEO            
  3. 3. Population:               GDP:                 GDP  per  capita:           ICT  Contribution  to  GDP:         Estimated  ICT  Market  value:       WEF  Global  Competitive  Index:     Technology  Readiness:       ICT  Innovation:             ICT  Development  Index  (ITU):     Mobile  voice  coverage:                2,104,900      USD  11.9  billion      USD  5,652.9      2,9%      NAD4  billion  (USD400m)    83rd  /  142      99th/144    92nd  /  144      109th  /  155      98%  of  population            
  4. 4. Internet  access  and  usage:    13.4%  of  Namibians  over                the  age  of  15     Unemployment  Rate:      37.6%       PC/Tablet  Penetration:  Low  –  due  to  unaffordability       Affordability:             Less  than  15%  of  the  Gross  National  Income  (GNI)  per   capita       MTR’s:      N$  0.30  to  N$  0.20  from  1  November  2013   FTR’s:      N$  0.30  to  N$  0.20  from  1  November  2013   SMS  TR:      N$  0.20  to  N$  0.01  from  1  November  2013        Voice  p/s:  NAD0.025/sec  (USD0.0025/sec)    Data:  NAD0.9  MB  (USD0.09  MB)    SMS:  NAD0.40  (USD0.04)      PPP  -­‐  Namibia’s  is  the  8th  cheapest  cheapest  in  Sub-­‐Saharan    Africa          
  5. 5. Achievements  and  Highlights  con2nued…   q 4GLTE  Launched:  2nd  in  Africa   q DTT  Launched   q WACS  Commissioned   q Fiber  Routes:  9,025km’s  covering  +850,000km2     q 395  POP’s  and  228  Digital  Destinations    
  6. 6. MTC  Network  Coverage  
  7. 7. WACS  
  8. 8. Achievements  and  Highlights  con2nued…   q National  USF  Policy  Published     q Digital  Inclusion  –  e.g.  Youth  Entrepreneurs       q Policies  Promoting  E-­‐commerce,  E-­‐ Government  and  Data  Protection     q Draft  Electronic  Transactions  and  Cyber  crime  Bill  –     q SADC  Harmonisation   q Type  Approval  Draft  Regulations    
  9. 9. Namibia’s  ICT  plan  (Vision  2030)   Dra?   Vision   2030   Implementa2on  of   comprehensive   na2onal  ICT  policy   IT  training  from   pre-­‐primary  to  sec   educa2on   Establishment  of   university  of   Applied  Sci  &  Tech   Collabora2on   among  sci  &  tech   research  grps  re:   ICT   High  levels  of   u2lisa2on  of  &   access  to  Internet   among  ci2zens   Availability  of  low   cost  &  high  speed   Internet   Wide-­‐spread   availability  of   Internet-­‐based   training  facili2es   Na2on-­‐wide   wireless  networks   High  levels  of  local   ICT  produc2on   Incen2ves  for   computer   hardware   purchases   ICT  entrepreneurial   support   Advanced  ICT   infrastructure  &   services   Develop  &  implement   comprehensive  ICT   policy   Ac+on   plan   Current   situa+on   PwC   Invest  in  R&D  to   improve  local  ICT   industries   Growth  &   importance  of  ICT   globally   Lowered  cost  &   increased  quality   &  capabili2es  of   ICT  globally   Lack  of  ICT  skilled   human  capital   Integrate  ICT  educa2on   &  trg  in  sch  cirricula   Improve  access  to  ICT   facili2es  for  all  ci2zens   Dependence  on   imported  skills  &   knowledge   Low  levels  of   educa2on  in  math,   science,  tech  skills   Lack  of  ICT   investment   Lack  of   government  focus   on  ICT   development   June  2012  
  10. 10. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q  Namibian  Ownership  of  51%   q  Namibian  Registration  of  Company   q  Improvement  on  Low  WEF  and  ITU  Rankings     q  Low  Internet  and  PC  Penetration     q  Affordable  Alternative  PC  /  Tablet  Imports        
  11. 11. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q DTT   q STB’s  –  Interactive  applications  and  Internet  Access  for   TV  households   q Content  Development  –  software  and  broadcasting     q E-­‐commerce,  E-­‐Government  Services   q Data  Protection  Networks  and  Solutions      
  12. 12. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q Innovation  Incubation     q Southern  Africa  Innovation  Support  (SAIS)  Program   q Namibia  Prototype  Core  Committee  (PCC)   q Health  project  and  entrepreneurs  support      
  13. 13. Namibia  Societal  Accelera2on  PlaZorm  2012     MICT,  PWC,  CRAN  and  Prof.  Leif  Edvinsson   (Brain  of  the  Year,  1998)    
  14. 14. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q Lobbying  for  “Venture  Capital”  for  ICT   Innovation   q e.g.  Mobile  innovation  to  address  local  social  and   economic  challenges     q Crowdsourcing     q Collaboration    
  15. 15. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q IT  Skills  Training  and  Development   q Skills  Transfer     q NDP4  –  2017     q Adequate  ICT  infrastructure  to  facilitate  economic   development  and  competitiveness  through  innovation,   research  and  development   q .na  Domain  Name  Association  Establishment  
  16. 16. Opportuni2es  for  IT  players     q Online  Business  Protection  and  Assurance       q E-­‐Government  Services     q Proposed  Cybercrime  and  Data  Protection  Bill   q Proposed  Electronic  Transactions  Bill   q Required:   q Networks  and  Solutions   q Cryptography  Services     q Authentication  Service  Providers    
  17. 17. Trends  and  Developments  for  2014   q Broadband   Policy   and   Practical   Implementation   Strategy     q Cyber  crime  Policy  and  Practical  Implementation   Strategy     q E-­‐commerce,   E-­‐Government,   Data   Protection   Laws  and  Regulations  Implementation     19  
  18. 18. Trends  and  Developments  for  2014   q Type  Approval  Regulations  Implementation     q   Certiaicates  of  Conformity     q DTT     q   STB’s  and  applications         q USF  Regulations  Implementation   q Competitive  Bidding  for  USF  Projects     20  
  19. 19.     Thank  you!     Q&A  

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