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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 ...

BTC donates BWP 1.7 mln to good causes

Published 07 Jun 2019 11:08 CET | Botswana

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Black African Poets, Moshana Development Trust, Y-Care Charitable ...

BPOPF challenges Econet's acquisition of majority stake in Mascom

Published 27 May 2019 11:22 CET | Botswana

A shareholder battle is brewing at Botswana's operator, Mascom Wireless, reports The Patriot citing unnamed sources. In March, Econet Wireless of Zimbabwe struck a USD 300 ...

BTCL blames organised crime for rise in copper theft

Published 21 May 2019 11:21 CET | Botswana

Botswana Telecommunications (BTCL) has blamed crime syndicates for the recent escalation in copper cable thefts, which have seen the telecoms group lose about BWP 3 million ...

Mascom Wireless launches MyZaka Visa card

Published 02 May 2019 09:54 CET | Botswana

Botswanan operator Mascom Wireless has launched the MyZaka Visa Card, a mobile money service that allows clients to send and receive funds, or buy and make payments at their ...

Bemobile says MNP could raise its market share to 30%

Published 01 Apr 2019 15:04 CET | Botswana

BeMobile says plans to introduce Mobile Number Portability (MNP) could raise its market share as high as 30 percent, taking customers from rivals Mascom and Orange, Mmegi ...

Botswana's watchdog demands answers on Mascom deal

Published 20 Mar 2019 15:14 CET | Botswana

Botswana's Competition Authority (CA) has sought clarification on the "secret" sale of MTN's stake in Mascom. The regulator was apparently caught by surprise when MTN ...

Mascom board opposes MTN stake sale to founder Masiyiwa

Published 11 Mar 2019 10:37 CET | Botswana

Zimbabwe-born Mascom founder Strive Masiyiwa is the "secret" partner to whom MTN wants to sell its stake in the mobile operator, BusinessWeek reported. The proposed deal has ...

Subex wins five-year contract with BTC

Published 06 Mar 2019 12:17 CET | Botswana

Subex announced that it has signed a five-year, multi-million-dollar deal with Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC). As part of the deal, Subex will be implementing ...

MTN Group mulls sale of stake in Botswana's Mascom - report

Published 06 Mar 2019 10:38 CET | Botswana

MTN Group is considering the sale of its stake in Botswanan mobile operator Mascom, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter, as CEO Rob Shuter seeks to ...

Mascom withdraws appeal against trade union fee ruling

Published 24 Jan 2019 13:18 CET | Botswana

Botswanan operator Mascom Wireless has withdrawn a case from the Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn a High Court ruling that it should collection trade union fees from ...

BTC net profit falls 12% to BWP 86 mln in H1

Published 08 Jan 2019 09:18 CET | Botswana

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) reported a net profit of BWP 86 million for the six months ending 30 September, representing a 12 percent decline from the ...

Orange Botswana invests BWP 70 mln in new data centre in Gaborone

Published 05 Dec 2018 09:42 CET | Botswana

Orange Botswana is currently constructing a BWP 70 million data centre providing equipment space, office space and two redundant energy centres, with completion expected at ...

Spacecom provides satellite services to Botswana Telecommunications

Published 13 Nov 2018 10:48 CET | Botswana

Spacecom and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) have announced an agreement whereby AMOS-7 is supplying satellite services to BTC's VSAT network throughout ...