Operator Name: BTC
Subscribers database: 0.5 million
Visit Website: www.btc.bw
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. BTC is a parastatal in which the Botswana government holds 100% equity. In 1996, an amendment of the BTC Act repealed the monopoly of BTC and introduced indirect competition through two cellular joint venture consortiums, Mascom Wireless and Vista Communications (now Orange). The Act further established a regulatory authority and liberalized the market with particular emphasis on customer premises equipment and value added services, many of which are now in full competition to BTC. On 1 November 2012 BTC was converted to and registered as a public company, Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL).
Current services provided include national and international telephony, managed and data networks, very small aperture terminal (VSAT), private wires, leased circuits, toll free services, Internet, paging, public telephones, voice messaging, telex, packet switching, telegraph and customer premises.