Akofang Balebetse from Botswana BEng Computers and Networks University of Essex, UK Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology Department of information Technology Network Section. About Botswana.
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Akofang Balebetse from BotswanaBEng Computers and Networks University of Essex, UKMinistry of Communication, Science and TechnologyDepartment of information TechnologyNetwork Section
- Core: Extreme switches
- BTC’s ring fibre
- BD/Alpine: Gigabit
- Other Cisco switches and
- Currently: upgrade on to run
at Gigabit: tender evaluation
- Only in Gaborone at the
- For special sites: interactive
applications that require more
than 2Mbps supplied by BTC.
- Cisco Aero net 350 series
- Thinking VSAT for sites where
BTC cannot provide.
- BW is up to 11MbpsSuccessful Projects
- 1st country in Africa to have
- for schools/colleges: to run
educational programs + internet
- via Btv Transponder
- Bonus: Government officers are
able to watch tv in their offices
using their PCs/Laptops.
- 4 pilot schools currently
4. Police Microwave
- Police use this for their car
radios or walkie/talkie;
- We use it for data; even connect
sites nearby mostly by fibre.Successful projects cont….
ISP – to government
via Btv Transponder; 1Mbps upload and 4Mbps download
Service provider - Norwegian company
100Mbps Laser link between core and Btv; problem – no access when foggy or rainy.
Ministries/department access at no cost – cost recovery on planning process.Successful projects cont….
WITFOR (World Information Technology Forum) – Conference in Aug 31st to Sept 2nd 2005