Botswana has announced a plan to launch the nation’s first Internet of Networks, or ION, as part of a bid to boost internet access to rural areas.
The plan, which was first reported by TechRadar, will see the country’s Internet service providers deploy fibre optic cables to the rural areas in an effort to boost connectivity to the internet.
The initiative, which is part of the Botswana Government’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy, is expected to help address Botswana’s growing rural internet gap.
Botswana already has a strong digital infrastructure network that is well ahead of the rest of the world.
The country also boasts one of the highest levels of broadband penetration in the world, which has helped create a robust digital economy.
The internet service providers will be able to offer the internet access in their territory via their fibre optic networks.
The move is part, the country is planning, of the government’s Digital Transformation Plan that is due to be presented at a special meeting of the Economic Planning Committee (EPC).
The initiative comes as Botswana is grappling with a massive internet infrastructure gap.
According to a recent survey by the National Statistics Institute, there are currently only about 1,000 rural internet connections in Botswana, with nearly 90 percent of them not connecting to the rest to the national grid.
Botswanese internet penetration is currently below 2 percent, which means that the majority of rural internet access is still limited to rural households.
The new plan aims to help improve internet access by enabling ISPs to expand to the country and increase access to the local network.
“The internet connectivity in Botswania is a problem.
It is difficult to find any connectivity and it is a very poor connectivity in terms of speed and reliability,” Botswana Telecom CEO and chairman, Mr. B.A. Gebreel, said in a statement.
“We have an extremely high level of connectivity, but it is not adequate to provide the most important services in the country.
In our country, if you need the most basic service, you have to go to another country to get it.
This is a critical point.
The introduction of ION will allow us to make an important contribution to addressing this problem,” he added.
Botswans internet is limited to the private sector, which can access internet through fixed lines.
Botswaans internet access remains limited to those who are connected through the national mobile network.
Botscanan internet access was also severely limited in rural areas, according to the survey.
Botsian Government statistics showed that more than 80 percent of rural households do not have access to broadband internet.
“To meet the growing demand for internet connectivity, we are developing a Digital Transformation Strategy and we are aiming to deliver a Digital Agenda that will allow the country to grow rapidly.
Botsmania will be the first country in the region to introduce internet access through fibre optic fibre optic lines,” Botswanian Minister of Communications, Mr P.B. Lantos, said.
Botsania is one of South Africa’s most densely populated countries, with a population of over 7 million people.
Its internet infrastructure is still severely limited.
Botsawans internet penetration in 2015 was just 1 percent.
Botsans internet connection was also very low in rural parts of the country, with just over 40 percent of the rural population having access to internet.
Botsan internet penetration has been growing rapidly in recent years.
Botsaans internet speeds have improved since 2010, but Botswana was still only able to access internet at a rate of just 0.8 percent.
According the Botswanas statistics, the number of internet users in Botswaman is about 7 percent, with the population growing at an average rate of 4.6 percent.
The Botswana government is looking at the development of the Internet of Nations, a plan that is expected by the end of 2020.
Botsas government hopes that this plan will help overcome the countrys internet connectivity gap, by helping to increase internet access and providing the country with the most efficient, efficient and reliable internet service in the developing world.
Botsia is one country in South Africa that is set to sign the ION agreement with Botswana.
Botsians internet has also seen significant improvements in recent times.
Bots’ Internet Access Rate rose from 1.8 to 2.4 percent in the past five years.
In January 2017, Botswana signed the first bilateral Internet of Nation agreement with China.
This agreement marks the country s first step towards the internet of nations.
The deal aims to bring Botswana closer to the digital infrastructure of the Chinese state.
Botsaman officials hope that Botswanans internet will soon be able receive the same level of internet service that the Chinese have access.
Botshaan Government Minister of Information and Communications and Communications Secretary Mr. J.L. Ndlovu said Botswanas internet access will soon receive a boost.
“Today, we have a great internet infrastructure.
I believe that the internet infrastructure will be better and faster in Botsawas future,” Ndlovic