Botswana falls in ICT rankings

Internet tariffs are still relatively high in Botswana. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Internet tariffs are still relatively high in Botswana. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

Information Communications Technology (ICT) affordability is a major challenge in Botswana, according to the latest Global International Technology Report (GITR).

The report stated that out of the 148 countries that had participated in the survey, Botswana has slipped one spot down to position 104 although it maintained a quality score rating of 3.4, which was the same as last year.

Whilst the communication rates have been reducing in recent years, the rankings indicate that tariffs are still comparatively very high and Internet and telephony competition is still not among the best.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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