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Botswana Telecommunications Industry Report 2021 Featuring BoFiNe, Mascom Wireless, Orange, Liquid Telecommunications, and Microteck

·3-min read

Dublin, Aug. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Telecommunications Industry in Botswana 2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This report focuses on Botswana's fixed and mobile telephones, internet and broadband and the infrastructure that supports them.

There are profiles of 23 companies including government-owned Botswana Fibre Network (BoFiNet), a wholesaler provider of national and international telecoms infrastructure and other major players such as Mascom Wireless and Orange. Other companies profiled include network operator Liquid Telecommunications and internet service provider Microteck.

Botswana has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Africa. However, internet speeds are relatively slow and data costs are high. The sector's strong performance during lockdown is attributed to high demand for data services and internet connectivity from all sectors of the economy.

However, the pandemic is having a significant impact on mobile phones sales in Botswana due to reduced household incomes. Challenges affecting growth of the sector include a lack of broadband infrastructure, low access to electricity, lack of skills and the competitive advantage of international operators over local operators. Most of the big players in Botswana's telecoms sector are majority foreign-owned, while locally-owned companies are in the internet service provider segment.

Government Plans

The government has identified ICT as the catalyst for the next wave of economic development, and its ICT policy identifies various areas for development. These include the provision of products and services such as e-commerce, social networking and entertainment, wider broadband access and internet connectivity and internet access for schools, libraries, health centres and community, and using the high mobile penetration rate to ensure the availability of government, health, agriculture, education, and e-commerce services on apps.

Growth

Botswana's telecom services sector revenues are expected to grow, driven by mobile data, cloud computing and fixed broadband. Fixed broadband growth will be supported by expansions and enhancements of fixed broadband networks carried out under the government's National Broadband Strategy, and rollout of fibre to home infrastructure. But job losses and reduced consumer spending due to the effect of the lockdown on the economy will see consumers spend less on telecoms services and devices.

Key Topics Covered:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. COUNTRY INFORMATION

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY
3.1 Industry Value Chain
3.2. Geographic Position

4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY

5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
5.1. Local
5.1.1. Corporate Actions
5.1.2. Regulations
5.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
5.2. Continental
5.3. International

6. INFLUENCING FACTORS
6.1. Coronavirus
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Rising Costs
6.4. Frequency Spectrum Management
6.5. Technology, Research, Development, and Innovation
6.6. Government Incentives and Support
6.7. Environmental Concerns
6.8. Cyclicality
6.9. Crime and Safety
6.10. Labour

7. COMPETITION
7.1. Barriers to Entry

8. SWOT ANALYSIS

9. OUTLOOK

10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

11. REFERENCES
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites

  • Company Profiles

Telecommunications And Related Equipment

  • 3G Mobile (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd

  • Altron Botswana (Pty) Ltd

  • Botswana Fibre Networks (Pty) Ltd

  • Botswana Postal Services Ltd

  • Broadband Botswana Internet

  • Global Broadband Solutions (Pty) Ltd

  • Huawei Technologies (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd

  • Inq.Digital (Pty) Ltd

  • Mascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Ltd

  • Microteck Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

  • Opq Net (Pty) Ltd

  • Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd

Computer Services And Related Equipment

  • 3Gmobile (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd

  • Botswana Fibre Networks (Pty) Ltd

  • Broadband Botswana Internet

  • Global Broadband Solutions (Pty) Ltd

  • Huawei Technologies (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd

  • Liquid Telecommunications Botswana (Pty) Ltd

  • Mascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Ltd

  • Microteck Enterprises (Pty) Ltd

  • Orange Botswana (Pty) Ltd

  • Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd

  • Sky-Cell Connect (Pty) Ltd

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/irr5v0

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