KT to help Botswana upgrade broadband networks

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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BTC turns to Korea Telecom for year-long project to improve fixed and mobile infrastructure

Botswana’s telecoms operator has turned to South Korea for consultancy to help deliver faster internet services.

KT will work for a year with Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) to replace its ADSL network and improve speeds to 50Mbps.

BTC managing director Anthony Masunga told Botswana’s Weekend Post yesterday: “BTC promises to deliver high internet speeds of up to 50Mbps, enabling us to provide tailor-made fixed broadband and mobile broadband products for customers at the right quality of service at the right price.”

KT will work on BTC’s mobile and fixed broadband infrastructure, said the report.

It is not the Korean company’s first involvement in African telecoms. KT runs a 4G wholesale network in Rwanda that is used by competing mobile operators.

KT’s Chris Moon told the paper that he was looking forward to providing fast reliable broadband to the people of Botswana. “We are also happy that we will be transferring skills to BTC engineers during project implementation to ensure sustainability,” he said.