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…

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…

Blog Post Delays

We apologies for the delay with some recent blog posts, in particular the posts relating to the World Karate Federation event at University of Botswana. Posting from the UK and we are still seeing issues with Twitter images and other outages and delays. ( see here ) World Karate Federation. #karate #OSS

UFAK African Karate Championships

OPQ are proud and excited to sponsor the 18th UFAK African Senior Karate Championship and 10th UFAK African Junior Karate Championship to be held in GABORONE, BOTSWANA 9th – 14th July 2019. If you are in town for the long weekend, show your support for our young martial artists and cheer on our combatants! Tickets are available from the…

The Infrastructure Mess Causing Countless Internet Outages

The web is distributed, but it’s also interconnected. It needs to be so that data can move around worldwide without all being controlled by a single entity. So every time you load a website or send an email, BGP is the system responsible for optimizing the route that data takes across these sprawling, intertwined networks.…