BTC bags extra satellite capacity for rural connectivity in Botswana

BTC bags extra satellite capacity for rural connectivity in Botswana

BTC (Botswana Telecommunications Corporation) is doubling its capacity on Spacecom’s AMOS-7 communication satellite KU-beams.

By doing so, BTC is adding cellular backhaul and various long-distance communication services to enhance rural area connectivity. AMOS-7’s KU-band beams enable mobility by providing high data rates for communications-on-the-move irrespective of location in country.

In this way, BTC is able to offer e-learning, e-medicine, e-commerce and other e-government services to residents countrywide wherever they are, even when they are travelling. The capacity also allows BTC to provide improved broadband service to industries operating outside major towns e.g. tourism, agriculture, construction, banking etc. Spacecom's Vertical Solutions Division is working closely with the company to assist in implementation of infrastructure for the new services.

Anthony Masunga, Managing Director of BTC, said: “BTC is adding new and exciting services that will go far to reduce our country’s digital divide and offer citizens in previously underserved areas more options to communicate throughout Botswana and beyond. Satellite communication via AMOS-7 is facilitating our growth and fulfilling our purpose, which is to provide superior communication solutions to Botswana anywhere and everywhere to enable them to live connected.”


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