BTCL and beMobile to unite under the BTC banner

Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

Fixed line carrier Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) is to merge with its wholly-owned wireless subsidiary BTC Mobile (which trades as beMobile) to create a fully converged fixed-mobile operation. The combined business will offer all services under the BTC banner which was used for many years by BTCL.

The companies say the merger will simplify their operations and improve the customer experience. State-backed BTCL is the dominant fixed line provider in Botswana, while beMobile is the smallest of the country’s three cellcos, having taken 16% of the overall market since its launch in 2008.

Source: All Africa