November 4, 2008

An Essential Guide to Botswana’s Telecoms Industry

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Botswana - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics" report to their offering.

Botswana is one of the continent's wealthiest nations with a thriving economy mainly based on diamond exploitation and tourism. Major steps were taken in 2006 towards full liberalisation of the already competitive telecommunications sector. Mobile penetration has passed the 50% mark which is more than twice the African average, while the government-owned national operator BTC has seen a continued decline in the number fixed-line connections despite the introduction of ADSL broadband services. The government is in the process of privatising BTC which, through a new service-neutral licence, is now also enabled to compete in the mobile sector.

 Key Topics Covered:  - Synopsis - Key statistics - Telecommunications market - Regulatory environment - Fixed network operator in Botswana - Telecommunications infrastructure - Data market - Internet market - Convergence - Mobile communications - List of Tables 

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