March 2019 – Botswana Telecommunications (BTC) mobile launched a satellite communications system, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) on Thursday, March 7 at the Kgale Earth Station.
The event was held at the historical earth station hosting millions worth of digital investments such as the country’s first Uptime Tier Certified Data Centre and others. VSATs are commonly used to transmit broadband data, for the provision of satellite Internet access to remote locations, Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) or video.
“Our satellite beam signals across the entire country, delivering the capacity and frequencies required for a range of advanced broadcast and broadband services including Direct to Home TV, video distribution to cable head ends, satellite broadband internet. Our connection thus brings you to the world in the speed of up to 200Mbps, unmatched in the market today,” said BTC Managing Director, Anthony Masunga.
He noted that this hi-tech platform will enhance diverse industries such as agriculture, tourism and mining which are located outside Gaborone. The VSAT platform transmits to hostile remote areas with ease, providing high speed Internet. “Services emanating from our advanced platform can be deployed almost anywhere, making it ideal for business continuity and connectivity in remote, hard to reach locations and temporary sites such as mobile banking and construction,” Masunga said.
The historical digital evolution launch was attended by different stakeholders from the private and public sectors with Minister of Transport and Communications Dorcas Makgato as the guest of honour. “We commend BTC’s willingness and preparedness to go the extra mile in shaping the future of the industry introducing new innovations that can intelligently facilitate access and connectivity to all Batswana for a better future,” said Minister Makgato while delivering her speech during the launch.
The Minister stated that through this development, BTC has made a technological investment that will enable digitisation and ensure ICT access to any part of the country, including what is termed ‘hostile terrains’. “As a Government, we embrace digital technologies as key enablers of both social and economic development,” Makgato said. The establishment of the VSAT has positioned BTC mobile as the leading internet provider in the country and region.
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On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.
The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.
Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.
With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).
Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Bash Connektor Facebook page.