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Botswana is currently a vast digital project with the Covid-19 crisis. The government has embarked on several technological projects which, in the long term, should transform the lives of populations. The Head of State detailed them to Parliament on November 8. The Republic of Botswana has accelerated its digital transformation. President of the Republic Mokgweetsi Masisi made this...

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Botswana, Nigeria and Seychelles are likely to reach the United Nations Broadband Commission’s target of affordable broadband services of less than 2% of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita by 2023. This is according to a new report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019, which claims that broadband prices...

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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’...