Paratus of Botswana Wrapping Up the Kalahari Fiber Path

In an era where connectivity is king, Paratus Botswana, the leading telecommunications and network services provider, has reached a major milestone. The completion of the Botswana Kalahari Fiber (BKF) route marks a significant leap forward in the country’s digital infrastructure.

Paratus of Botswana Wrapping Up the Kalahari Fiber Path
Paratus of Botswana Wrapping Up the Kalahari Fiber Path

This achievement highlights Paratus Botswana’s dedication to driving technological progress while positioning Botswana as a hub for digital innovation

Unveiling the BKF Route in Telecommunications

Covering a whopping 840 kilometers from the Namibian border to Lobatse, the BKF route is the culmination of Paratus Botswana’s ambitious vision.

Activated in March 2024, this cutting-edge fiber optic network represents a substantial investment of approximately P70 million, making it the largest infrastructure investment by Paratus Botswana within the country to date.

Enhancing Connectivity Across Borders

The completion of the BKF route isn’t just a local success story; it’s a game-changer for regional connectivity. By seamlessly linking Botswana to neighboring countries and international subsea cables, the BKF route establishes a vital conduit for global communication.

It’s a key part of the Paratus-built Trans Kalahari Fiber (TKF) route, connecting Johannesburg to Swakopmund in Namibia. This strategic connectivity opens doors for faster, more reliable data transmission, ushering in a new era of efficiency and reliability.

Collaborative Efforts for Technological Advancement

The BKF route is the result of collaboration between Paratus Botswana and Paratus Namibia. Together, they’ve worked tirelessly to bridge the digital gap by connecting South Africa to the Equiano cable in Swakopmund.

This partnership expands product options and fuels economic growth, as highlighted by an economic impact assessment commissioned by Google.

Driving Economic Growth and Innovation

Enhanced connectivity isn’t just about faster internet; it’s a catalyst for growth and innovation. Equiano’s projected impact on internet speeds and penetration rates is set to stimulate significant economic activity across Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa.

This potential for growth underscores the importance of investing in robust digital infrastructure to unlock new opportunities and drive socioeconomic development.

Infrastructure Development and Job Creation

Building the BKF route has been no small feat. Over 18 months, extensive infrastructure was deployed, creating around 100 jobs through local Botswana contractors.

This not only boosts the economy but also fosters skill development within the region.

Looking Ahead: A Vision for Africa’s Digital Future

As Shawn Bruwer, Country MD of Paratus Botswana, rightly says, completing the BKF route is a testament to Paratus Group’s commitment to transforming Africa’s digital landscape.

With a focus on delivering unmatched connectivity and fostering innovation, Paratus Botswana is set to play a pivotal role in shaping Africa’s digital future.

About Paratus Botswana: Leading the Digital Revolution

Paratus Botswana, a subsidiary of Paratus Group, is at the forefront of Africa’s digital revolution. Offering a comprehensive suite of network connectivity, internet, voice, satellite, and hosting solutions, Paratus Botswana empowers businesses with reliable, affordable, and scalable network services.

With an extensive infrastructure and a gateway license, Paratus Botswana ensures uninterrupted connectivity, empowering businesses to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

About Paratus Group Holdings: Empowering Africa’s Connectivity

Paratus Group Holdings embodies Africa’s quest for quality connectivity. With operations spanning seven African countries and an extensive network reaching beyond the continent, Paratus Group is committed to delivering integrated network services that transcend geographical boundaries.

Through strategic investments in infrastructure and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Paratus Group is redefining Africa’s digital landscape and empowering businesses to realize their full potential on a global scale.



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