Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) is a wholesale provider of national and international telecommunication infrastructure.
Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) is a wholesale provider of national and international telecommunication infrastructure. BoFiNet’s mandate is to provide and operate a world class telecommunications backbone network infrastructure which will drive connectivity and economic growth. BoFiNet services retail organizations in the telecommunications industry such as BTC, Mascom and Orange, amongst others.
BoFiNet is owned by the Botswana Government. It was established in 2012 following Government separation of the incumbent operator, BTC, into two separate organizations: BoFiNet, and BTC Ltd, which will be partially privatized once the separation is complete. BoFiNet has been established as a commercial and self-sustainable business and has a completely independent strategy as well as structures separate from BTC. The structural separation was recommended to allow BTC to focus on downstream retail offerings. BoFiNet, on the other hand, operates, focuses upon and improves the backbone network and wholesale market. This is expected to improve competitiveness in the downstream telecommunications market and confidence from wholesale customers that BoFiNet acts in their interest. There is also a potential for alternative revenue generation for the Botswana Government through regional transit services and utilization of excess capacity on the International assets.
Is submarine fibre-optic cable on the east and south coast of Africa to service regional voice, data, video and internet.
The launch event signaleed anew era in communications for the region and for Botswana's technology sector.