Here is our final top 10 best internet service providers in Botswana

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With the internet becoming increasingly important in our daily lives the need to connect to the right ISP is important, that is why we have created the top 10 best internet service providers in Botswana list. An Internet Service Provider or ISP for short is a company that provides a physical internet connection for home and businesses users alike for a monthly subscription.

With use cases for the internet exploding these include such things as social connections, news consumption, online shopping, entertainment through Netflix and Youtube, online eLearning and more. There are many ISP’s in Botswana but we have narrowed it down for you and came up with a final list of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana;

10 best internet service providers in Botswana
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The top 10 best internet service providers in Botswana are;

  1. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC)
  2. Broadband Internet Botswana
  3. Jenny Internet Botswana
  4. OPQ Net Botswana
  5. Cene Media
  6. Abari Communications Botswana
  7. Mascom Wireless
  8. Orange Botswana
  9. Zebra Net
  10. ICT Dynamix
  1. Botswana Telecommunications (BTC)

This is Botswana’s first telephone and internet service provider in the country. BTC is an ISP offering fixed fibre, mobile broadband services to individual consumers. BTC provides fibre internet to Gaborone area, fixed broadband to the rest of the nation and Mobile 4G and 3G internet. Satellite internet options are also available in remote areas.

Packages start at P480/ month. BTC is number one on our list of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana because of the affordable internet packages and low installation deposit that are only required at the end of the billing period. Speaking of billing, you are able to pay for any service online on their self service portal.

  1. Broadband Internet Botswana (BBi)

Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi) is one of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana. BBi’s Broadband service explores the true potential of the Internet. Broadband Botswana Internet offers high speed, high quality, low cost and easy to use Internet connections at home and in the corporate world with various packages and solutions tailored for everyone’s needs. BBi Home fiber packages start at P500/m for a 5mbps connection. Perfect for streaming video, browsing and gaming.

  1. Jenny Internet

Established in 2017, Jenny internet is also a major internet service provider in Botswana, also offering fiber internet connections and places which aren’t supported sport a wireless connection which are uncapped and unthrottled. Jenny’s Wireless home is especially ideal network is built to a high standard to support the high demand for home Internet, not just in urban areas, but also in hard-to-reach rural areas.

  1. OPQ Net Botswana

Probably the most affordable of the bunch, OPQ Net Botswana has a Home Classic 5mbps connection starting at P233/m excl vat. With 12 years under their belt, they have own wireless wide area networks in Gaborone and Francistown, nationwide via Metro Ethernet and national fibre. OPQ provides customer support 24 hours through their support lines, SMS alert systems to let clients know of planned and unplanned outages. OPQ have invested heavily in solar arrays and redundant power supply systems. With this much customer dedication OPQ Net Botswana made it to our list of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana.

  1. Cene Media

Cene Media is a global telecommunications company specializing in satellite, VoIP, mobile (GSM), video conferencing and wireless communication networks in remote and emerging regions. Their entry level 3.5G Wireless internet package starts at P549/m but with a high Installation fee of P1,484 (once off). Though they do provide a free ROKU set top tv box which provides access to the best streaming content globally. Cene Media have made it onto our 10 best internet service providers in Botswana.

  1. Abari Communications Botswana

AbariCom Always Up ISP provides uncapped fast internet to Batswana since 2007. As one of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana, their 4mpbs Wireless Abari@Home standard package at a reasonable P399/m package, they get you online fast. Fibre internet is also available for those who need speed, low latency, stability especially for online gaming. This 100% citizen owned Network Connectivity Solutions Provider licensed by the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority to provide Value Added Network Services (VANS).

  1. Mascom Wireless

The first Wireless Network operator in Botswana, established in 1998 by Strive Masiyiwa has been in the ISP game for a long time. Leveraging off its extensive mobile network, Mascom provides 3.5G network access to most areas in Botswana and 4G up to 10Mbps in select areas through their popular MySurf Unlimited. In recent times they have started offering fibre internet to the home making it onto our list of 10 best internet service providers in Botswana.

  1. Orange Botswana

Orange Botswana provide decent 4G+ Mobile internet connectivity through their poplar Orange Flybox range of modems. Especially useful in areas where there is no fibre internet connection. People on the outskirts of the city and rural communities use Orange internet the most to browse, stream and play games online.

The Orange Konnecta range is a quick easy, prepaid internet solution though it is capped at 20Gb per month both upload and download and requires 5GB top up bundles purchased through their USSD shop once those run out. Orange Botswana is on our list of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana because of their low barrier of entry to getting internet access. All you need is your omang and some cash and you are good to go.

  1. ZebraNet

Since 2012, ZebraNet is providing fast and reliable Internet Connectivity Services throughout Botswana with their Ethernet, Wireless and Broadband solutions. An experienced ISP with great customer service, their Home Fibre uncapped packages start at P450/m for a decent 5mbps connection. Zebra net is one of our 10 best internet service providers in Botswana.

  1. ICT Dynamix

Last on our list but not necessarily the lesser, is ICT Dynamix. This ISP is old registered in 2001 has vast experience in telecommunications. ICT Dynamix provides wireless and VSAT solutions to bring internet to its customers. Their Home Shared unlimited internet packages start at P559/m with an installation fee of P1,120.

How Much Speed Do You Need?

These are guidelines only and are base on single user / single device use. So look at the table below to determine your speed based on your use case when selecting your ISP from our list of the 10 best internet service providers in Botswana.

Streaming video—standard definition (SD)1.5-3 Mbps
Streaming video—high definition (HD)5-8 Mbps
Streaming video—4K / Ultra HD25 Mbps
Streaming music1-5 Mbps
Gaming1.5-4 Mbps
Downloading large files (HD movies, torrents)5-50 Mbps
Making video calls0.5-1.5 Mbps
Checking email and social media1 Mbps

Exciting activities you can do with Fast internet

There are many things you can do with internet especially a fast internet connection. But one of the most exciting things you can do is online shopping. With online shopping on marketplace platforms such as you can buy thousands of products online and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep.

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