OPQ are pleased to announce that in conjunction with Botswana Fibre Networks we are powering up Internet to our residential customers over fibre.
Why switch to Fibre?
Fibre has many benefits over cable other than speed. Sincesend data much faster (approaching the speed of light), they’re better suited for long distance communication, which is why they power much of the internet.
Since the fibre conduit is made of glass or plastic, they’re less susceptible to interference from power lines, electrical equipment, lightning and not at all affected by radio frequency interference.
Fibre to the home is the ultimate answer to bandwidth hungry applications like high definition television and high speed broadband. This is accomplished by providing fibre access to individual customers.
Fibre is easily scalable up to 1Gbps without affecting the speed of data transfer, unlike wireless solutions.
Isn’t Fibre more expensive?
Whilst nothing can match the bandwidth and speed fibre optics offers in communications and data movement, the technology does come at a slightly higher cost than say delivery over wireless links. Fibre to the home package details are here.
Is Fibre available in my area?
Every effort is being made to provide fibre to homes, currently only in Gaborone.
Here are the areas that are currently being served:
- Extension 3
- Extension 5
- Extension 9
- Extension 11
- Extension 39
Further roll out plans commencing beginning of May 2020 will include:
- Block 10
- Block 3
- Block 5
- Block 6
- Block 7
- Block 8
- Block 9
- G West Phase 1
- G West Phase 2
- Gaborone Broadhurst Ext33_44_52_54_53_51_35_37_48_38
- Gaborone Ext 17,18 & 28
- Gaborone Ext 19
- Gaborone Ext 21,22,23&24
- Gaborone Ext 25
- Gaborone Ext 26
- Gaborone Ext 27
- Gaborone Ext 4
- Gaborone Phase 4
- Gabs_Partial (Ext: 23,29&30)
- Village Extension 15
You may have been visited by sub contractors that have already installed equipment to enable fibre to your home in which case let us know using the contact from below and we’ll get you connected.
Don’t see your area listed? Please let us know using the form below and we will endeavour to assist you.
Fibre not available to you yet?
Have a look at our wireless products which are still the best value for Internet in Botswana; and we have just upgraded all our wireless shared packages so they offer even better value than before!