Over two million mobile subscribers register

source: BOPA
05 January, 2010

GABORONE – Over two million pre-paid mobile phone subscribers have registered their phone numbers.

Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA)s director of communications and public relations, Mr Twoba Koontse said of the registered subscribers, over a million are still in manual format, while over nine hundred thousand had their details captured electronically in the operators data base.

According to Mr Koontse, the public telecommunications operators being Botswana Telecommunications Corporation-be Mobile, Mascom Wireless and Orange Botswana have been allowed a period of 30 days to capture all manual registration into electronic format.

He clarified that the 30 days window is not an extension of the registration period and that those who failed to register during the registration period cannot be registered now. He explained that the move is just to give telecommunications operators a chance to capture all those that submitted their [continue reading]

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