TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES BOTSWANA
Nextcom Telecom has a complete range of products to enhance the service delivery of any network operator. Our products range includes patch panels, work area outlets, keystone jacks, modular plugs, cross connection, cable managers, patch cords, cables (copper & fibre), rack & cabinets, installation accessories and tools.
Mascom was licensed on February 17th 1998 as one of the two companies to establish, maintain and operate a GSM Mobile network in this country. The company, MASCOM, is a joint venture between domestic, regional and international partners; DECI, TSM, PT & Pula (Pty) Ltd &, Maru (Pty) Ltd respectively. Portugal Telecom is the strategic and management partner. The company is majority citizen owned. MASCOM is just over 8 years old now, but we have made a formidable history. The MASCOM network was launched five weeks after licensing, establishing a reputation of credibility. We had promised to have our network on the air to coincide with the then US President Bill Clinton's visit to Botswana, on March 29th 1998. This we achieved with relative ease to the amazement of everybody around us. We have maintained this tradition ever since.
Orange was born from a failing company, Rabbit, which was owned by Hutchinson Whampoa who was based in Hong Kong. When Whampoa sent a team to the UK to close down the business, they had a different idea; they believed technology could be less intimidating and easier to understand. On the 28th April 1994, Orange was launched as the fourth entrant into a crowded, confusing, and complex UK mobile market. Prices were high and accessible only to business customers. Orange wanted to change all that, and become the first choice in mobile communications, for everyone. In April 1996 Orange was listed on the London and NASDAQ markets, its initial public offering being ten times oversubscribed. In June 1996 Orange plc became the youngest company to enter the FTSE-100, and was valued at £ 2.4 billion. By July 1997 Orange had gained 1 million mobile customers. It also had the lowest churn rate, better margins than its competitors did. In 1998 Orange gained top ratings for customer satisfaction in the annual J.D. Power and Associates study a ranking it has won seven times since.