BTC Cable Theft Denies Batswana Service

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Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) is experiencing a surge in copper cable theft, both underground and overhead, which has resulted in service disruptions and loss in millions of pula in business.

The telecom giant says cable theft is high in Kgatleng and Maun areas. BTC is therefore pleading with the public to help stem and arrest the problem and damage to its infrastructure, which is denying service to customers. 

“In the current financial year, we have been experiencing a lot of copper cable cuts and theft ­­-both underground and overhead cables - which are being stolen and damaged at an alarming rate,” BTC corporate communications and public relations manager, Golekanye Molapisi said.

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