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|Headquarters||Plot 50671 Independence Avenue, Gaborone|
|Parent department||Ministry of Transport and Communications (Botswana)|
|Parent agency||Government of Botswana|
Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) is an independent commission founded under the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act) on the 1st of April 2013. BOCRA is responsible for regulating all matters related to telecommunications (wire, cellular, satellite and cable), postal services of Botswana.
BOCRA was established in 2013 to replace Botswana Telecommunications Authority by the Government of Botswana Parliament when the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was amended and revised to create the Communications Regulatory Authority.
During the formation of BOCRA it was given to administer and manage the .bw country TLD.
Telecommunications in Botswana include newspapers, radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.
Communications in Malawi includes the country's postal, telephone, television, radio and internet services.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is an Australian government statutory authority within the Communications portfolio. ACMA was formed on 1 July 2005 with the merger of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority.
.bw is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Botswana. It is officially administered by the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority since 2013, previously being administered by the University of Botswana.
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) is a telecommunications and Internet service provider in Botswana, and is headquartered in Gaborone. It provides telecommunications services throughout the country.
The Internet in Botswana is used by about 28.4% of the population. This is slightly lower than the figure of 28.6% for Africa as a whole in 2015.
The Internet in Zimbabwe has seen rapid expansion in recent years. The Internet country code top-level domain is .zw. In 2009, the Mugabe-Tsvangirai Government of National Unity established a Ministry of Information and Communications Technology to focus on ICT growth and development.
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) is a state owned company for electrical power generation, transmission and distribution in Botswana. It was established in 1970 and is currently the only electricity supplier in the country. BPC produced an estimated 1,052 GWh in 2007, while demand was estimated to 2,648 GWh. BPC represents Botswana in the Southern African Power Pool. Morupule Power Station (coal-fired) in Palapye supplies 80% of domestically generated electricity, however the country is dependent on importing energy from its neighbours. Its capacity is estimated to be around 132 MW. Since the regions main power generator South Africa is experiencing its own problems with undercapacity blackouts are a problem. A plan to boost Morupule station with four new 150 MW units is underway and gathering financial support from several sources.
Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) is a dissolved independent commission that was responsible for regulating all matters related to telecommunications, postal services of Botswana and has been succeeded by Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority. The Minister appoints all five board members, who serve on a part-time basis. The BTA is mandated to promote the development and provision of efficient telecommunications and broadcasting services in Botswana, under the terms of the Telecommunications Act 15 of 1996. There have been legal disputes between the BTA and licensed operators, springing from issues related to interconnection and pricing.
The Botswana National Broadcasting Board (NBB) was set up by the Broadcasting Act, 1998. The Board consists of eleven members who were appointed in August 2000. Section 10 of the Act, includes Board functions such as the issuing of broadcasting licences and the control and supervision of broadcasting activities, including the relaying of radio and television programmes from places in and out of Botswana to places in and outside Botswana.
The Botswana International University of Science & Technology, or BIUST, is an international university located in the town of Palapye, Botswana. It is the nation's second university, after the University of Botswana in the country's capital, Gaborone. The location is a 2,500 hectare site of gently sloping land on the outskirts of Palapye.
Thari Gilbert Pheko is the founding CEO of Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA).
Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) is the revenue service and a government parastatal of the Botswana government. BURS is responsible for collecting taxes and administering the BURS Act. The duties of the BURS include providing tax assistance to taxpayers and pursuing and resolving instances of erroneous or fraudulent tax filings.
Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) is the energy regulator and a government parastatal of the Botswana government. The parastatal was founded after the Botswana Energy Regulatory Act was put in place in 2016 and started its operations on the 1st September, 2017.
Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) is an independent commission founded under the Telecommunications Order, 2001 in 2001. AITI is responsible for regulating all matters related to telecommunications of Brunei.
Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) is the wholesale provider of national and international telecommunication infrastructure in Botswana formed formed in 2012 to focus on and improve the backbone network and internet infrastructure of Botswana.