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General information

Spectrum Authority
Botswana Telecommunications Authority
Engineering Service Department

Postal Address:

Botswana Telecommunications Authority
Private Bag 00495 Gaborone, Botswana
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E-mail:register to unlock
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Spectrum Policy and Planning  Introduction

 The Authority is the licensing body for telecommunications services, networks and radio frequency uses. Monitoring of the spectrum is done by three departments frequency management department (35%) , enforcement department (20%) and licensing department.(45%) To ensure the integrity of the public network, the Authority approves terminal equipment that is connected to the public network.

It uses Telecommunication Act, 1996 (No.15 of 1996) for the frequency management and collecting licenses fees. For more information on licenses issued please visit

Radio Frequency Register

There is national frequency allocation spectrum table from 960-3000MHz.The upper frequency limit of the transportable mobile station is 3GHx and upper frequency limit of the transportable  direction finding station is 3GHz. For information on national frequency registration please visit:

Railways, Civil Aviation, Police and Defence Force are exempted from frequency fees

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