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Orange Botswana has announced the launch of LTE-A services, increasing data transfer rates on its 4G network. The upgrades, which are being branded 4G+, have so far reached parts of Greater Gaborone and Francistown and will eventually cover much of the country, the operator said. As part of the launch Orange has also lowered the prices...

Botswana’s government has introduced new regulations according to which telecommunication service providers must separate mobile financial payment services from other offerings. The new regulations came into effect in January 2020 and in addition to placing the management of mobile money under the jurisdiction of the country’s central bank (the Bank of Botswana), it also compels...

Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) has partnered with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) in availing WIFI Hotspots that will connect Batswana to watch NOW TV free of charge while on-the-go. This telecommunications platform is meant to collaboratively utilise innovation at BOFINET and will be launched next week. During a media briefing...

Reuters reports that MTN Group has abandoned plans to sell its 53% stake in Mascom Wireless Botswana, which was supposed to net the company USD300 million. In its quarterly update Africa’s largest mobile operator by subscribers said that ‘certain conditions’ related to the transaction had not been met, which led to the company’s decision. On a journalists’...

Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC), operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) today announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on AMOS-7 communication satellite KU-beams.  With this new capacity, BTC is adding cellular backhaul and various long-distance communication services to enhance rural area connectivity. AMOS-7’s KU-band beams enable mobility...