Friday, October 16, 2009

BTC To Enhance Botswana's Internet Backbone

Botswana's incumbent fixed line operator Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) will invest around USD5 million over the next three years in the enhancement of the country's internet backbone via subsidiary BOTSGATE, local daily Mmegi Online reports.
The funds will be used to improve network performance and boost capacity. BOTSGATE is the only internet access provider in Botswana with international connectivity to a number of submarine fibre-optic cables.
The report adds that BTC has seen a 40% reduction in the cost of internet bandwidth due to regulatory changes in South Africa; 'The regulatory permutation has created favourable economies of scale for BTC and this cost benefit is being passed on to our customers,' a statement from the telco said.

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