Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) Group will be hosting the South African Telecommunication Association (SATA) 10th SADC Telecom Operators’ Bilateral Meeting (STOBM) at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) from 23rd- 26th February.

The Meeting brings together SATA members and their stakeholders in one place to discuss and agree on bilateral issues on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
This meeting creates an opportunity for operators to negotiate interconnect rates, network fraud and linkages and also agree on technical issues, including infrastructure connectivity as well as quality of service issues.
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Quality of Service is a very important aspect in telecommunication business, especially as operators migrate from TDM based technology to packet based IP technology like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Most of the operators are already using Voice over IP for terminating regional and international voice traffic and there is need to make sure that the quality of service is acceptable by customers.

Sixty delegates from SADC and beyond have confirmed their attendance at this important event in the SATA calendar that will be officially opened by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Festina Bakwena.

“BTC Group is very proud to be hosting the 10th SADC STOBM meeting. The gathering provides a platform for experts in the ICT sector and practitioners in the field, to discuss and learn about pertinent issues. Our participation is a step towards providing leading technology to the public,” says BTC Group Acting CEO Keabetswe Segole.

Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Mauritius and Tanzania are represented in SATA.