Mascom unveils signature centre

BOTSWANA

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Mascom unveils signature centre

By John Churu, Gaborone, Botswana

Mascom Wireless Botswana has unveiled its technologically advanced Innovation Centre (MIC) which is its signature structure in the country to date.

During an interview with Biztechafrica, Bonolo Gababotse, Mascom’s Chief Technical Officer, said contrary to previous media reports, the centre is not going to be the headquarters for Mascom.

“This massive three storey infrastructure here is the new data centre for Mascom Wireless, which doubles up as the organisation’s technical hub as well,” he told Biztechafrica.Bonolo Gababotse

According to world ICT infrastructure rankings, this latest Mascom Innovation Centre has been awarded a tier 3 rating, meaning, the building has received a class two rating. Gababotse said there are 4 tier ratings, with tier 4 being the topmost while tier 1 is the least.

The centre has been built constructed at a “very secure environment, with most of the structures having followed rigorous environmental friendliness requirement," added Gababotse who also doubled as the tour guide around the complex.

The tower itself is was designed in such a way that it is an aesthetical embodiment of its surroundings, he says, thus making it environmentally friendly.

In addition, the shape of the tower is one of its kind in Africa and has moved away from the traditional palm-tree-look of the previous Mascom towers.

Since 1988 Mascom Wireless, Botswana’s leading telecommunications provider, has established a formidable history of innovation and customer service that is well-known and recognized throughout the country.

Providing the widest coverage in Botswana, Mascom reaches over 95% of the population, with a subscriber base of over 1.59 Million customers.

Mascom customers will be glad to hear that breakdowns in network transmission owing to power outages will be a thing of the past, because the new centre has taken care of all the technological glitches that might dent network operations.

On standby are two diesel generators with a 14 000 litre capacity each to provide backup 24 hours a day.Mascom tower

According to Barbara Tshipana, Mascom Wireless’  public relations and communications officer, the Mascom Innovation Center is a first of its kind in Botswana.

She says it includes several features that set it apart.

These, she says, include the following:

* it is an over USD25 million facility comprising a three-storey state of the art and highly modern design,

* a 54 metres high, 3 legged, very unique and iconic transmission telecommunications tower, and

* a building designed conscious of the environment with technologically advanced equipment installations



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE BOTSWANA NEWS

BotswanaPost releases app for electricity purchasing

BotswanaPost has officially released a smartphone app allows users to users to purchase prepaid electricity using mobile phones. Read More

BOFINET concludes Sekoma-Tsabong optic fibre project

Botswana Fibre Networks has successfully concluded its 360km Sekoma-Tsabong route optical fibre project. Read More

Fairscape Precinct recognised for excellence, innovation and technology

Botswana Development Corporation’s headquarters, Fairscape Precinct, has been awarded two Fulton Awards by the Concrete Society of South Africa.  Read More

Young innovators shine during pitch sessions

Botswana saw an array of upcoming tech wizards selling their ideas during the Vendors’ Day pitch sessions this week. Read More

Is Botswana’s innovation fundable?

Financiers meeting on the sidelines of the BIH Vendors’ Day in Botswana have debated whether Botswana’s innovation environment is mature enough to attract funding. Read More

Botswana Innovation Hub Vendor Day

Botswana Innovation Hub will host the Innovation Vendor Day and Exhibition on Tuesday 18th August, 2015 at the Botswana Innovation Hub Science and Technology Park. Read More

SADC lends weight to STI

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has put its weight behind the regional initiatives to boost Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).  Read More

Mascom myzaka promo ends on high note

The Mascom Recharge 4 Zaka promotion has just ended with 36 lucky winners walking away with cash, airtime and phones to the total value of P358,000.00 (About $44 750.00). Read More

ContinuitySA donates computers to school

ContinuitySA’s Botswana office has rescued the technical impasse that affected Masa Primary school in Gaborone’s phase two suburbs. This is the third such school to get the donation from the organisation and it’s partners in recent months.  Read More

OVY Network set to give operators competition

Ovy Network is gearing itself to becoming the second TV channel to take on other operators head-on in Botswana and the region.  Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Young innovators shine during pitch sessionsYoung innovators shine during pitch sessions

Botswana saw an array of upcoming tech wizards selling their ideas during the Vendors’ Day pitch sessions this week.

IN DEPTH

High tech homes: Just press playHigh tech homes: Just press play

High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN Business launches Supplier Development Programme in Mpumalanga

MTN Business has reaffirmed its commitment to develop small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Nelspruit by extending its Supplier Development Programme (SDP) and Accelerator Programme (AP), the company’s enterprise ...