About us…

OPQ is an Internet provider in Botswana servicing customers via its own wireless wide area networks in Gaborone and Francistown, nationwide via Metro Ethernet and national fibre. OPQ, born and bred in Botswana, was formed in response for the perceived need for an Internet Service Provider in Botswana that could provide true quality of service to…

Update: West Africa Cable System (WACS) Failure

Update Concerning Service Delivery. Dear Valued Client, Due to the multiple failures in the West Africa Cable System, our primary upstream supplier (BoFiNet) routed traffic via alternative links. Unfortunately some of our networks were not being advertised on these new links resulting in some parts of the Internet invisible. Our customers may have noticed some web…

WEST AFRICA CABLE SYSTEM (WACS) FAILURE

OPQ wishes to let our valued clients know that there may be a degradation in some services. A statement from our primary upstream supplier: “This is to inform you that the West Africa Cable system (WACS) which BoFiNet is a consortium member and providing internet connectivity between Botswana and Europe has failed since 16th January…

2020 What To Expect In Tech – WiFi

As this century leaves the teenage years behind and enters adulthood, we thought we’d take a peek ahead and see what we might expect from the tech world this year. WiFi 6 – the latest WiFi standard (officially 802.11ax), has actually been around for more than a year and has only recently been ratified in…

This Holiday Season

If you, like many, are away on vacation this season, maybe you would like to let people know when they send you an email. This can easily be done by logging into your email account via OPQ’s webmail. Log in using your email address as the username and your email account password. Once logged in,…

OT: Help Our Wildlife

During the dry spell the folks at Mokolodi Restaurant are doing their part to help feed the wildlife at the reserve. OPQ are glad to help with a few bales every week but they could really use some more help. If you are interested and able to donate, please contact mokolodirest@nullgmail.com or visit their Facebook…

OPQ Data Centres

OPQ are pleased to offer services in our primary data centre situated in Gaborone International Commerce Park and disaster recovery facilities at our secondary site in Old Industrial, Gaborone. More and more companies are using data centre facilities to host either their own server hardware or to use Virtual Machines (VMs) hosted on OPQ’s servers.…

Make Sure to Update Your Apple Devices

More than 86% of the world’s iPhones can still be hacked with just a text.   At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich is presenting multiple so-called “interaction-less” bugs in Apple’s iOS iMessage client that could be exploited to gain control of a user’s device.…

Off Topic But Well Worth a Look…

We’re sure many of you know Cedric, Botswana’s well loved bard. But did you know he has a brother? Cedric’s brother Carl is an international Standup comedian who has been breaking barriers to bring Zimbabwean standup comedy to the world. Carl truly has been “the new face of Zimbabwean comedy” according CNN African Voices. Carl…

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

“…Energy and natural resources cost money that companies would rather not spend, especially if they’re battling tough rivals. In addition to tech progress, then, the other cause of dematerialization is capitalism: intense competition among companies to provide goods and services. But doesn’t capitalism’s endless thirst for profits mean that it’ll strip the planet bare? Not…