President Hifikepunye Pohamba and his Botswana counterpart, President Seretse Khama Ian Khama, have inaugurated the landing station of West Africa Cable System, WACS, at Swakopmund.
The fast internet cable reached Namibia last year and today's activation signalled the usage of the system in the country.
Namibia and Botswana invested more than 600-million dollars, with each contributed more than 300 million Namibia dollars.
The 14-thousand kilometre WACS fibre optic submarine cable system spans the west coast of Africa, starting near Cape Town, South Africa, and ending in Britain.
The system has landing stations in 14 countries on the west coast of Africa.
Both leaders described the project as an indication of good co-operation between the two countries, aimed at ensuring that their peoples have reliable and fast internet connection at cheaper rates.
President Pohamba was linked live to Namibia's High Commissioner to London through teleconferencing, while President Khama was linked to his home country.
The Namibian leader expressed the need to have the services extended to rural areas to have the same opportunities as those in urban areas.
He wants the whole of Namibia to benefit equally from the modern technology allowing the country to become a knowledge-based society.