BTC Mobile (beMobile), Botswana’s smallest wireless operator by subscribers, is reportedly in negotiations with South Africa-based Vodacom Group over a potential technical partnership deal. BiztechAfrica cites unnamed sources as saying that the transaction could be announced within the next two months. A deal with Vodacom could help the cellco to compete on more even terms with the mobile market’s two larger players, MTN-backed Mascom Wireless and French-owned Orange Botswana, both of which offer 3G services. BTC Mobile is a subsidiary of state-owned fixed line incumbent Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC), which is scheduled to undergo privatisation.
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