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…

OPQ SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT! Please be aware there is a phishing scam on the Internet that pretends to be OPQ. We have had reports that this below screenshot pops up when accessing Google drive. THIS IS NOT AN OPQ PROMOTION, do not click any link on this pop up. Scan and clean your PC for viruses and…

Passwords: Ad Nauseam

Not passwords again!? Yes, we’re afraid so, hence the title of this post. We’ve discussed passwords on different levels and for different reasons and here we are again. We make no apology for bringing this dull but all important subject to the fore once more. You see, we only have your best interests (and ours!)…

Update: WACS Failure

This is a brief update to let our valued customers know that we have received notification that the SAT3 and WACS fibre breaks off the west African coast have now been repaired. We are awaiting confirmation from our upstream providers that Internet traffic has been or will shortly be re-routed back onto the WACS links.…

“I Hacked Your Device” – Email Scam

Regular readers will know that we here at OPQ post regularly about SPAM and email scams, particularly ‘phishing‘ scams. Today we are seeing a re-appearance of a phishing scam from last year. As we expect the prevalence of these scams to increase we thought we’d publish an example so our readers can spot them more…

OT: Sunset Valentines Dinner

Presidents may tumble, the EU has shrunk and we may all be consumed by a brand new blight upon the planet (mine’s a Corona, cheers!). Be not feint of heart, for St Valentine’s feast day approaches to distract us from these woes. Bring your loved one (kicking and screaming if necessary) to the Gaborone Yacht…

Avast Shuts down Data Collection Firm After Scandal

Avast is shutting down subsidiary Jumpshot over allegations that it sold user data. Free antivirus software-maker Avast is shutting down subsidiary company Jumpshot following reports that it sold “highly sensitive” web browsing data, its CEO said Wednesday. Avast’s software, installed on millions of computers worldwide, allegedly gathered data on people’s online activities and sent it…