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Liquid Telecom activates fibre across border between South Africa and Botswana

Published 27 Nov 2020 10:58 CET | Botswana

Liquid Telecom is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana, according to ITNewsAfrica. This expansion connects Lobatse at the border with South ...

Bofinet provides free public Wi-Fi in Gabrone

Published 30 Oct 2020 14:03 CET | Botswana

Free public Wi-Fi has been deployed in the central business district of the Botswanan capital Gaborone, The Southern Times reported. The service is called Gabz Free Wi-Fi and ...

MultiChoice Botswana appoints Mwape as new MD

Published 30 Oct 2020 11:10 CET | Botswana

MultiChoice Botswana has announced the appointment of Lorato Mwape as its managing director in a promotion from her role as head of Customer Care and Experience since April ...

Liquid Telecom seeks to buy back Botswanan stake from BPC

Published 28 Oct 2020 11:24 CET | Botswana

Liquid Telecom is proposing to buy back Botswana Power Corporation's (BPC's) stake in Liquid Telecom Botswana, The SundayStandard reported. Liquid Telecom has a controlling ...

BoFinet launches IPTV service in Botswana

Published 27 Oct 2020 13:21 CET | Botswana

Botswana Fibre Network, (BoFinet) has launched an IPTV service for Botswana storytelling and entertainment. President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who launched the service, said the ...

Altice Labs upgrades NGIN CCP platform of Mascom Wireless

Published 31 Jul 2020 20:41 CET | Botswana

Botswana's Mascom Wireless contracted Altice Labs to upgrade its converged billing platform to fourth generation, known as NGIN CCP. The upgrade includes a modernidation of ...

Orange Botswana launches 4G+ and drops internet prices

Published 22 Jun 2020 11:59 CET | Botswana

Orange Botswana has announced the launch of 4G+. The technology has been rolled out in the  Greater Gaborone and Francistown areas and will be available in most parts of the ...

Huawei Botswana offers education during Covid-19 pandemic

Published 21 May 2020 12:42 CET | Botswana

These universities are certified Academies of Huawei and can provide ICT tuition to their students. The HCIA courses offered are Routing and Switching, Cloud, Big Data, and ...

BTC donates BWP 2 mln to Covid-19 relief fund

Published 20 Apr 2020 12:17 CET | Botswana

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has donated BWP 2 million to the Covid-19 relief fund. BTC acknowledged the government's efforts in fighting the pandemic and ...

BTC provides free e-learning platform

Published 01 Apr 2020 11:51 CET | Botswana

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) is offering free access to its e-learning platform Classmate Online Solution until the end of April. BTC says the platform will ...

Huawei signs pact with Botswana Open University

Published 04 Mar 2020 08:10 CET | Botswana

He said the MoU means that BOU is now fully registered under the Huawei ICT Academy and has a full mandate to resource through online or directly in the field of routing and ...

Botswanan govt blames DTT migration on consumers lacking receivers

Published 19 Feb 2020 12:01 CET | Botswana

Householders lack receivers and this is hindering the completion of migration from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Botswana, reports BOPA. Information and ...

Botswanan mobile operators must split off financial services

Published 21 Jan 2020 11:04 CET | Botswana

Botswana's government has introduced new regulations under which telecommunication service providers must separate mobile financial payment services from other offerings, ...

MTN shelves plans to sell Mascom Wireless Botswana

Published 31 Oct 2019 14:02 CET | Botswana

MTN Group has cancelled a plan to sell its 53 percent stake in Mascom Wireless Botswana, which was supposed to net the company USD 300 million. The company said in its ...

BTC doubles capacity on Spacecom's Amos-7 in satellite services deal

Published 13 Sep 2019 15:17 CET | Botswana

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC), have announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on Amos-7 communication ...

BTC slashes sponsorship money for BPL

Published 13 Sep 2019 12:10 CET | Botswana

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has cut its sponsorship for the Botswana Premier League (BPL) from BWP 13 million to BWP 5 million, Mmegi reported. The ...

Now!TV launches on MultiChoice Botswana

Published 08 Aug 2019 12:56 CET | Botswana

MultiChoice Botswana has launched a youth-focused channel, called Now! TV on its DStv service. The channel provides entertainment and local films and television content. Now! ...

BTC says investments will pay off as retail investors complain of share price drop

Published 01 Aug 2019 12:21 CET | Botswana

Botswana'd state-owned operator BTC said it will benefit from its heavy investment in network and infrastructure in recent years, reports Mmegi. The operator has been under ...

BTC FY pretax profits drops 15% to BWP 197 mln

Published 11 Jul 2019 09:46 CET | Botswana

Botswanan operator BTC's pretax profit decreased by 15 percent to BWP 196.7 million for the financial year ended 31 March from a year earlier. The board said it expects the ...

Stanchart expands digital banking to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Published 28 Jun 2019 12:59 CET | Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Standard Chartered Bank has launched a digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa. In Botswana and Zambia, it ...

BTC launches mobile money wallet powered by Comviva's platform

Published 27 Jun 2019 14:59 CET | Botswana

Botswana operator BTC has revamped and introduced Smega, its mobile money service. Smega now works on Comviva's mobiquity money platform, offering a one-stop-shop for ...

Globalstar receives MSS and terrestrial authorisations across Africa

Published 19 Jun 2019 15:52 CET | Botswana, Gabon, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa

Globalstar said it has received MSS and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 ...

BTV looks to secure rights to CAF matches

Published 18 Jun 2019 10:07 CET | Botswana

Botswana Television (Btv) plans to secure broadcast rights for this year's Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cairo on 21 June. The head of sports at BTV, Edson Malebane ...

Orange Botswana says data centre on course for completion in October

Published 13 Jun 2019 14:37 CET | Botswana

Orange Botswana says work on its data centre is making progress as it is 3 percent ahead of schedule, Mmegi reported.  The data centre project is at 27 percent completion and ...

Mascom launches MySurf Unlimited Internet

Published 13 Jun 2019 14:05 CET | Botswana

Botswanan operator Mascom Wireless has launched its latest broadband offering, called MySurf Unlimited Internet.  MySurf's package includes a router, three SIM cards (one for ...


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