BoFiNet Hosts 38th SATA Annual Conference

BoFiNet will be hosting the 38th Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) Annual Conference at Cresta Maun Hotel from the 25th- 27th April 2018. BoFiNet Chief Executive Officer will be assuming the position of Chairman of the Association for the financial year 2018/19 at the event.

 

The conference is meant to bring together decision makers and their stakeholders in one place to discuss and share best practices in the Telecommunications industry. Industry players; operators, carriers, service providers and suppliers come together to participate in this great event to engage in open discussions and craft a way forward for the development of telecommunications industry in the region.

 

The deliberations will have an emphasis on the financial year Theme “ICT CONNECTIVITY AND SERVICE DELIVERY FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL: TRANSFORMING OUR SOCIETY THROUGH BROADBAND AND ICT DEVELOPMENTS” which was adopted at the last Capacity & Traffic Conference held at the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,  February 2018. Discussions on issues of standardization relating to Service Delivery and society ICT developments broadband will also, be held with the intention of developing and implementing mitigation strategies and associated action plans.

BOFINET HOSTS 11th SATA SNO AFRICA MEETING

Botswana Fibre Networks (Pty) Ltd will be hosting the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) - Service and Network Operations (SNO) conference from the 12th to the 14th July 2017 at Travel Lodge, Gaborone, Botswana. The conference is meant to bring together decision makers, and their stakeholders in one place to discuss and share best practice in the Information and Communications Technology environment relative to the Service and Network Operations in the region.

 

When welcoming delegates at the meeting, SATA Executive Secretary Jacob Munodawafa narrated the growth of technology standards, which the SNO platforms has had a chance to influence in the Southern Africa region. He further added that the meeting is important as it allows for exchange of ideas and solutions to transforming network technology in the region.

 

SNO Chairman Petros Dlamini encouraged SATA members to be more actives in regional and international forums so that they can be able to influence the direction of the technology industry. He also encouraged members to promote the involvement of women in ICT to bridge the gender gap in the industry and empower the girl child.

 

The focus of the conference is to discuss standardization relating to service management and network operations, deliberate on the industry problem areas and collectively come up with mitigation strategies and associated action plans. Key areas will include; standard for business processes in the industry, market competition and regulatory requirements including Service Level Agreements (SLAs) which require Network Management Systems to measure the service. Discussions will also exploit ways in which operators can bridge the gap between network infrastructure and service innovations.

 

The meeting was attended by delegates from Botswana’s BTCL and BoFiNet, representatives from Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa (Infraco) and the Communications Regulatory Authority of Southern Africa.

 

BOFINET COMMITS TO A NEW DIRECTION – LAUNCHES STRATEGY 2020

Botswana Fibre Networks officially launched its BoFiNet Strategy 2020 on the 6th of September 2017 in Gaborone, Botswana. The strategy launch was to highlight the new pillars and goals set by the organization to be achieved between financial years 2017/18 to 2019/20.

BoFiNet’ s Strategy 2020 is guided by three strategic themes, being; 

Strategic Theme 1: National Broadband Coverage. 

Strategic Theme 2:  Service and Operational Excellence. 

Strategic Theme 3:  Operational Sustainability.

 

When launching the strategy, Chairman of the BoFiNet Board of Directors Ratsela Mooketsi said that it was important to reflect on where we started as an organization and where we want to be in the future. “Having been established in 2013, we can look back with pride on the strides we have made thus far. We started as a very small organization with a big mandate to implement. As I speak to you, we have deployed and continue to deploy broadband infrastructure in almost all the four (4) corners of the country”.

He further pointed out that BoFiNet realises that ‘doing business as usual’ is not an option anymore, one has to be creative to ensure that they get the lion’s share of the market. 

Mr. Mooketsi also implored BoFiNet staff to put the customer at the centre of their activities. “The Customer Satisfaction Survey that we undertook last year pointed to certain areas that need improvement; issues around stakeholder engagement, issues around service quality on the end-user side and issues of pricing were among those that need to be seriously looked into, hence our renewed commitment, through this strategy, to address them.”, added Mooketsi.

BoFiNet and BotswanaPost partner to enhance the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup Experience

Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) in partnership with BotswanaPost are delighted to announce a partnership of which the two will provide free Wi-Fi internet worth P1,130,000.00 at the Netball World Youth Cup Games – Gaborone 2017 (NWYC2017). The Wi-Fi internet will appear under the ID ‘PosoCloud’. The sponsorship aims to enhance the experience of the World Cup for Batswana and international visitors.

BoFiNet and BotswanaPost found it befitting to support this historic event by such a sponsorship, which will also uplift the status of the Games and other important activities that emanate from hosting an event of this magnitude here in Botswana.

The sponsorship will enable people to stay connected at the venues and enjoy the use of fast and reliable Wi-Fi to share moments with the rest of the world as well as enable participants to work, communicate with their families and networks while appreciating the Games on a world-class internet connection.

BotswanaPost and BoFiNet are both committed to providing outstanding services and to supporting the growth of Botswana’s profile as a desired host for sporting events. The free Wi-Fi will be available at the two venues where the games will be held which are; the University of Botswana (UB) Indoor Sports Arena and Ditshupo Hall. It will also be available at the venues that will be used for NWYC2017 related activities which are “Las Vegas” – UB, International Netball Federation Board Meeting - Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC), the Botswana National Sports Council and the Athletes Village at Block 9.

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