Satellite holds key to connecting Botswana’s unconnected

Market leader: Liquid Telecomms has built the largest independent fibre network in Africa
Market leader: Liquid Telecomms has built the largest independent fibre network in Africa

In a digital world, connectivity rules our lives, so the faster Africa gets connected, the stronger and more competitive this continent will be on the world economic stage.

However, in Botswana, our connectivity gap is still too high as remote areas critical to our economic engine (like the Okavango Delta, farmlands and mineral deposits) remain unconnected by terrestrial broadband infrastructure.

Considering that mining and tourism alone contribute just over 48% of Botswana's GDP, you realise that connectivity in these sectors should become a national priority. Instead of looking underground, we should look beyond the stratosphere to the true hero of connectivity orbiting the earth.

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