Botswana Fibre Network (BoFiNet) has partnered with private Internet Service Provider, CENE Media to offer free bonus Internet in 30 hotspot locations across the country. The partnership will see CENE Media customers who purchase any of the turbo packages for their home or business receiving free bonus Wi-Fi Internet when they connect to Botswana hotspots.
Botswana Hotspots is a BoFiNet initiative aimed at encouraging Internet usage and expanding the broadband network in the country. The offer, which took four months to set up, is accessible in Hotspot locations across Botswana which include all the major malls in Gaborone such as Airport Junction Mall, Main Mall, Game City, Riverwalk, Rail Park, all the three international airports in Gaborone, Francistown and Maun, Princess Marina and Palapye hospitals, the CBD and government enclave areas in Gaborone.
According to CENE media CEO, Niall Downey, this project shows that when the government and private sectors work closely, they can bring innovative services to the market quickly and subsequently enhance Batswana’s quality of life.
Mr Downey said;
“The engineers have encountered many obstacles to bring this to market, but through hard work and innovative thinking, they have succeeded against the odds. This clearly demonstrates a strong intellectual capacity in the local market within the ICT sector and paints a positive picture for the future of this sector in Botswana.”
Mr Downey said customers will need to log into the menu page and enter their CENE media password, which eliminates the need to look for a shop in order to buy vouchers. He said the menu page is user-friendly and CENE Media customers can now enjoy a fast free Internet service at all the hotspots.
“The system is simple, convenient, saves time and money. The Internet speeds will be controlled by CENE Media and will mirror the package the customer has purchased for their business or home.
This Internet service for Botswana hotspots is a first; it allows an independent ISP provider to sell their services directly on Botswana Hotspots infrastructure. This innovative, customer focused approach extends CENE media’s retail footprint to 30 additional locations naturally.” – Downey
In addition, Downey said this service would also help them increase their customer numbers and revenues.