Phone book in cyberspace soon

Phone book in cyberspace soon

NAMIBIA’s telephone directory will soon be accessible on the Internet.Ferdinand Tjombe, public relations manager at Telecom Namibia, says some sections of the directory are already accessible on the Internet.

“The plan to put the directory on the website started way back in April of 2005. One of the sections (medical section) is already on the Telecom Namibia Website,” he said.Efforts were underway for other sections of the directory to be incorporated on the Telecom website.Tjombe said the company was pushing for the project to be finalised before the end of this financial year.Though Telecom has not revealed the total cost of the project, it is believed to be costing the parastatal millions of dollars.”Printing of our directory forms part of our total expenditure, indeed this figure varies from directory to directory.The number of pages in each directory and the number of directories to be ordered eventually determine the expenditure per financial year,” said Tjombe.One of the sections (medical section) is already on the Telecom Namibia Website,” he said.Efforts were underway for other sections of the directory to be incorporated on the Telecom website.Tjombe said the company was pushing for the project to be finalised before the end of this financial year.Though Telecom has not revealed the total cost of the project, it is believed to be costing the parastatal millions of dollars.”Printing of our directory forms part of our total expenditure, indeed this figure varies from directory to directory.The number of pages in each directory and the number of directories to be ordered eventually determine the expenditure per financial year,” said Tjombe.

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