BOTSWANA’s BTC SET TO LAUNCH VOIP SERVICE

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Botswana’s incumbent BTC is set to launch a VoIP service in the next few months. This is one of several developments designed to make the company more attractive when it is privatised. However, the privatisation may be delayed as the company is currently negotiating to launch a mobile service which may start some time early in 2007. The implementation of its NGN plans have also been put back as the company seeks to offer a far more effective customer service.