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BTC rolls out high speed broadband

BTC rolls out high speed broadband
February 26
10:11 2018

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Botswana Telecommunications Corporations (BTC) Limited is rolling out high speed broadband to the home, malls and business using a combination of fibre and existing copper to improve internet service user experience.

Public Relations Manager, Golekanye Molapisi, says the BTC has since covered the whole of Phakalane and residents there are now able to enjoy up to 50 Mega Bites per Second (Mbps) of high speed broadband.

BTC has indicated that it is now able to provide fast reliable broadband products for customers at the right quality of service at the right price. The project, which is in response to market demand for improved faster reliable internet is offered mainly over a technology called Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC), with copper being used as the last mile.

The service is quick to deploy as it reuses the existing copper infrastructure on the final mile to the home. Molapisi says following the successful piloting in Phakalane, plans are under way to roll it out across the country starting with the rest of Gaborone, Francistown, Kasane and Maun. BTC intends to invest over P90 million over three years for the Broadband rollout across the country.

This will allow BTC to provide better customer experience and offer innovative product and service offerings to the market. The new high-speed broadband service will complement the existing Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) service, hence enhancing customer experience through improved speeds, higher availability and improved quality of service at affordable prices.

The project, to modernize and transform BTC telecommunication infrastructure is part of BTC growth strategy, which is customer centric and aimed at fostering innovation to improve stakeholder satisfaction levels.

 

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