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Cable theft has caused Telecom Namibia service interruptions since last night, which affected internet and voice services.

The affected areas were Hochland Park, Khomasdal, the Western Business Area in Katima Mulilo, and Veddersdal in Okahandja.

So far, services have been restored in Hochland Park, with other places still without services.

The Public Relations Officer at Telecom, Nomvula Kambinda, says they cannot indicate when the services will be fully restored, as this will depend on the size of the cables in each area.

Kambinda said they have uncovered six incidents of cable theft, each costing about N$160,000.

On Friday, Telecom Namibia signed a contract for N$167 million in fixed mobile convergence with Huawei to avoid such incidences from occurring.

The public is urged to report any suspicious activities near Telecom infrastructure to the nearest police station or the nearest Telecom Namibia office.

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