BTCL supports for 4IR
Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL) has announced unwavering support to the 4th industrial revolution developments on the local economy. “At BTC, we believe that the fourth industrial revolution is a global language and through our continued investments in new digital capabilities, we are enhancing the backbone of the telco industry and bridging the gap,” said BTCL Managing Director, Anthony Masunga. Masunga said the attitude is part of BTCL’s continuous efforts to modernise its network and enhance user experience. Citing recent developments by the company, Masunga highlighted the newly launched state-of-the-art tier II certified data centre, considered an epicenter of the company’s transformation agenda. The center also boasts of conformity to the industry’s most trusted and adopted global standards. In addition, Masunga highlighted that BTCL has also launched very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform designed for agriculture, tourism and mining amongst other industries that operate in remote areas. The new technology enables BTC to offer improved satellite broadband, broadcast and data services, delivering the capacity and frequencies required for a range of advanced broadcast and broadband services including direct to home TV, video distribution to cable head ends and satellite broadband internet. The most recent initiative is the super fast high speed Internet expected to improve user experience for fixed broadband (FBB) customers with high bandwidth intensive needs. The 100 megabits per second (Mbps) service offered through the fiber to the home technology (FTTH) service is currently available at Gaborone North and Phakalane – Golf Estate and will soon be extended to other areas like Extension 9 and Extension 11.