Sunday, December 27, 2009

Botswana - 2010 marks full competition and the end of managed liberalisation

[botswana gazette] The Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) has said the end of 2009 mark the end of a successful managed liberalisation process and heralds the beginning of full competition in the communication sector.

In its 2009 annual report, the Authority says it is working together with the parent Ministry to ensure that the transition to full competition is well managed so as not to create uncertainty for the players in the sector.

“The service-neutral licensing framework that has been the hallmark of the liberalisation process has broadened the scope of services and packages that service providers can offer and customers are beginning to enjoy the benefits of heightened competition in the telecommunication market.”

The report states that in the broadcasting arena, more broadcasters have entered the fray and serious efforts are made to provide services to consumers who have not always had such services.

More competition, improved service – says BTA

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