KT wins order to build optical communication network in Botswana

10 August 2018

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BoFiNet CEO, Mabua Lesego Mabua (fifth from left), Chung Eun-cheol, head of KT’s African and American sales team (sixth from left), pose for a photo with other officials from BoFiNet and KT at the former’s headquarters in Botswana in this picture taken on July 23. (Photo by KT)

BoFiNet CEO, Mabua Lesego Mabua (fifth from left), Chung Eun-cheol, head of KT’s African and American sales team (sixth from left), pose for a photo with other officials from BoFiNet and KT at the former’s headquarters in Botswana in this picture taken on July 23. (Photo by KT)

KT Corp. said on Monday it has won a project to build an optical communication network in Botswana, Africa from BoFiNet, a state-run communications company.

This project is part of a government plan to introduce a nation-wide infrastructure for optical communication.

The Korean telecom giant will be responsible for the design and installation of systems to expand optical telecommunication services for public organizations and private enterprises in the country`s capital Gaborone.

The project aims to upgrade the communication network in Gaborone to the fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) optical network from the existing 2Mbps copper-based network, enabling a 100Mbps speed, 50 times faster than the current speed, according to the company.

Earlier, KT successfully completed the first phase of the FTTx optical network construction project in Botswana in December 2014. In the first phase project, the company provided FTTx services to major public agencies and companies in four cities. It also signed a contract to supply Giga Wire solutions in August last year.

KT has expanded its business across Africa. It built an IT system in Tanzania in the first half of this year, which involved fingerprint recognition management system, network control system and resident registration website management. It also completed the construction of the continent’s first LTE nationwide network in Rwanda.

Last year, KT built a high-speed network and seven regional operation centers in Gabon. KT has also a track record of winning orders in other African countries such as Angola, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Source: The Pulse