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The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has attributed the country’s improvement in cyber security to the national cyber security strategy launched last year. Aaron Nyelesi, Director, Broadcasting and Corporate Communications, said the strategy has improved Botswana’s ranking on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI). The Index has ranked Botswana 12th out...

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Mobile operator Orange Botswana has launched a new TD-LTE network to provide fixed-wireless connectivity for home and business users. The Konnecta Max service includes three tiers of pre-paid and post-paid offers and is available to customers in 22 towns across the country. The cellco already uses its FDD 4G network to provide access for home users. Orange Botswana CEO Dr...

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Botswana’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Thulaganyo Segokgo, has announced that plans to implement mobile number portability (MNP) have been abandoned after more than six years of preparation. A report from Mmegi says the Minister has told Parliament that the initiative would not proceed as an operator network readiness assessment study had shown that it...

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The Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) is building a Tier III+ standard, vendor-neutral Data Centre at the Botswana Innovation Hub that will improve performance, efficiency and reliability of business critical infrastructure in the ICT sector. The state-of-the-art facility, owned by the State-owned wholesale provider of national and international telecommunications infrastructure, will host at least 400 racks...

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Start-up telecommunications services provider One Wireless has announced plans to deploy macro Wi-Fi solutions to “Wi-Fi blanket’ Botswana, covering several cities including Francistown, Gaborone, Kasane, Maun and Palapye. The company says the wireless technology, also known as ‘mass Wi-Fi’, guarantees a faster internet speed, and will benefit the public as well as IOT, OTT service...

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African telco group Liquid Telecom is activating a new 82km cross-border link between South Africa and Botswana, as it seeks to improve connectivity between the latter country and Liquid’s 73,000km pan-African fibre network. The new link runs between Lobatse on the South African border and Botswana’s capital city Gaborone. Odirile Tamajobe, Managing Director of Liquid...