Welcome to the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). CRAN regulates telecommunication services and networks, including broadcasting, postal services, and the full radio spectrum.


CRAN is an independent regulator established under section 4 of the Communications Act (No.8 of 2009) to regulate, supervise and promote the provision of telecommunications services and networks, broadcasting, postal services and the use and allocation of radio spectrum in Namibia. CRAN replaced the previous regulator, the Namibia Communications Commission, which was operational from 1992 until 2008. 

CRAN is governed by a Board of Directors with seven (7) members who adhere to the King IV Code and NamCode on Corporate Governance. The Chairperson provides guidance and ensures all decisions taken by the board are in the interest of CRAN and its stakeholders. The Board of Directors are appointed by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology in consultation with the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises. CRAN is led by the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Team comprising of the following departments:

  • Executive: Engineering & Technical Services 
  • Executive: Economics & Market Development 
  • Executive: Human Capital 
  • Executive: Finance & Administration 
  • Executive: Cyber Security & ICT 
  • Executive: Governance, Risk & Compliance Management 
  • Executive: Communication & Consumer Relations 
  • Executive: Regulatory & Corporate Legal Services 

Our stakeholders include the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (www.mict.gov.na), the Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (www.crasa.org) and International Telecommunication Union, set up by the United Nations, governing information and communication technology (www.itu.int). 

Our Core Purpose

CRAN’s core purpose is to regulate the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and thereby supporting the Namibian Government to provide for its citizens and sustain socio-economic development.


“Access, quality and affordability for all” – to be a dynamic regulator of the ICT sector that is transforming Namibia and its peoples into an active knowledge-based society that derives the full socio-economic benefits of ICTs.


“To regulate the ICT and Postal sectors for the socio-economic benefit of all Namibians” – to purposefully regulate electronic communications services and networks and postal services, and the spectrum, so that all Namibians derive the full socio–economic benefits of ICTs.


  • Accountability – Account for our actions and decisions, taking ownership in a transparent and integrated manner in all our dealings.
  • Passion – Passion about our purpose, brand, people, and stakeholders.
  • Teamwork – Harness the power of working together to meet our strategic objectives in a cohesive and collaborative manner.
  • Respect – Maintain cordial relations with our diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Innovation – Be innovative in an evolving and diverse ICT and Postal sector.

CRAN Mandate

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) was established in terms of the Communications Act (No. 8 of 2009) on 18 May 2011 and is mandated to regulate telecommunication services and networks, broadcasting services, postal services and the use and allocation of radio spectrum.