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Paratus adds fibre to its backbone

2021-09-02  Staff Reporter

Paratus adds fibre to its backbone

Staff Reporter

Delivering quality connections for businesses is the principal mandate for Paratus Botswana and its fibre rollout will take this to a new level. Paratus has invested over US$6 million in independent fibre connectivity in Botswana as a seamless add-on to its existing infrastructure backbone. 

At no extra cost to its customers, fibre connectivity will give businesses unmatched uptime via a quality connection and particularly at a time when network capacity is under pressure due to remote working. Also, critically, the investment in fibre in Botswana is strategically important in further securing Botswana as a hub in the southern African region.

Together with various stakeholders, Paratus says it has spent the past two years planning the fibre infrastructure to connect the Botswana network in all the major business and industrial areas. According to Paratus diversity is achieved via an independent single network that guarantees enough capacity on multiple routes, which in turn, ensures minimum latency and downtime. 

As Paratus Botswana MD, Shawn Bruwer explained: “A quality connection is no longer a ‘nice to have’. We already have a 100% independent microwave network and international connection and now the fibre to bolster the increasing bandwidth and uptime requirements for businesses on our diverse and independent network. Our fibre roll-out, which is 98% complete, adds an attractive additional layer to our services enabling us to deliver unlimited bandwidth and uninterrupted services – no matter the environmental pressures we operate under”. 

“We believe the Botswana business community thinks big and deserves to be given unlimited potential through fast, reliable network connections and unmatched uptime. We recognise the forward-thinking of the government’s ‘Botswana Vision 2036’ and its aim to transform Botswana from an upper-middle-income country to a high-income country by 2036. Paratus is also working hard to help unleash unlimited growth and upliftment in Botswana and to help the business community realise all that an improved, sustained, and healthy economy brings with it”.

Paratus Botswana is part of the Paratus Group, a pan-African network operator. Paratus Botswana, offers network connectivity, internet, voice, satellite, structured cabling and hosting solutions for any business. 

In delivering quality network for Africa, Paratus Botswana is investing in infrastructure and in delivering unlimited reliable, and affordable connectivity which, in turn, unlocks Africa’s potential. 

With an eye on the future, the Paratus group is investing in infrastructure and establishing itself as a key player in delivering integrated network services across Africa. The Paratus Group is managed by an operational team in six African countries – Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia – and the business’ extended network provides a satellite connectivity-focused service in 28 African countries to a magnitude of customer satellite connections across the continent. The group’s footprint also extends beyond Africa to international (points of presence) PoPs in Europe and the US. 

2021-09-02  Staff Reporter

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