Namibia's electricity distribution company, Erongo RED, has established a working partnership with the Africa Utilities Technology Council (AUTC) to bolster their ICT infrastructure.

Last month in an interview at the African Utility Week, the company's ICT manager, Dunston Kawana, explained to ESI Africa what this partnership means for the distribution utility.

In terms of knowledge, Kawana said: "we’ve now got a lot of knowledge that we can tap into when it comes to our partnership with the AUTC."

This knowledge spans "from cybersecurity to the network infrastructure and also smart cities, and also the smart grid".

He further explained that: "We have basically looked at our ICT infrastructure and started there and gradually built that up. We’ve tapped into each vicinity with regards to our infrastructure including radio communications, excess network, looking at how that can work together to basically forge a secure reliable network."

Watch the full interview with Dunston Kawana, ICT Manager, Erongo RED below.

According to Kawana, Erongo RED's customers have noticed the difference with regards to the reliability on their prepaid vending. "The uptime has been good so far. In terms of access to information, we are still busy working on that," he said.