Avast Antivirus Harvested User Data, Then Sold To Google, Microsoft

Maybe it’s time to review your anti virus applications. “The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit. ” AVG is also under the spot light for the same shenanigans. Read the full…

Latest: West Africa Cable System (WACS) Failure

The cable laying ship Leon Thevenin its on her way to Luanda, Angola. For those interested you can check the ship’s progress here; go to Marine Traffic. Although the question on everyone’s lips is “When will it be fixed”, there is no way of knowing the date when the cables will be repaired.There are many factors…

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.…