One Wireless introduces affordable, lightning-fast macro Wi-Fi solutions in Botswana

Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Aiming to provide  lightning-fast, affordable, and 100% reliable wireless internet access to Botswana. One Wireless, a startup telecommunications company, plans to deploy macro Wi-Fi solutions to ”wifi-blanket” several cities in the country including Gaborone, Maun, Palapye, Kasane and Francistown.  

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Also known as "mass Wi-Fi," this state of the art wireless technology guarantees a faster internet speed for utilization of the public, not to mention IoT and OTT services, infrastructure and SAAS providers, opening doors to more jobs for Botswana citizens.

Botswana's Unreliable Internet Access

A landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population of over 1.8 million, Botswana is marred with slow, expensive, and unreliable GSM and Fixed-line internet connections. This has been depriving the public of affordable and seamless internet connectivity. The absence of which has hindered Botswana's growth and opportunities to the connected world.

According to the A4AI study in 2018, Botswana's broadband cost is the highest in Africa. 1 GB data in Botswana costs $14.12 vs. the global average of $8.53. 

Data from, ranks Botswana 101 in the world for mobile speeds and 160 for fixed broadband speeds as of December 2020, averaging 10.95 mbps (download speed) for fixed broadband and 20.79 mbps (download speed) for mobile connection.

Introducing "Macro" Wi-Fi solution

The One Wireless Macro Wi-Fi Blanket model speaks to mass Wi-Fi deployment and adoption.  Resulting in large areas of coverage allowing users to jump on and off the network with 0 packet loss as they move within the area of coverage.  Allowing users to commute throughout the city without losing connectivity. 

In Botswana, there has been a major focus on static connections, such as fiber, copper and point to point. No entities to date have attempted to Wi-Fi blanket the entire city. Some companies have launched hotspots that could be found in malls and airports.

Using macro Wi-Fi deployment, One Wireless guarantees faster internet speeds at cheaper rates.  Their target is 40mbps at  0.40 USD per 1 GB. 

As a proof of concept, the similar technology has been executed in Jamaica with massive success. The whole island of Jamaica has been wifi blanketed using macro wifi technology.  

"Botswana currently has one of the most expensive data charges on a global scale. One Wireless plans to change that by offering our technology to business and residential markets. We are the pioneer in this space as no other entity has attempted to blanket the country with WIFI. Along with the paid subscriptions, we have a dream that each user should be entitled to a free daily usage limit as we believe connectivity is a human right,” Rajit Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, One Wireless, said. 

In the foreseeable future, One Wireless plans to load its network with free content that can be used to spread education, wisdom, and hope to the citizens of Botswana.

About One Wireless

One Wireless is an Internet Service Provider that hopes to build a lightning-fast, affordable, disruptive and 100% reliable wireless network that may be accessed from home, offices and public spaces using its state of the art macro Wi-Fi technology solution and cutting edge customer support.  

One Wireless’ mission is to wifi-blanket the whole African continent so users can travel from Cape to Cairo without breaking connectivity.  One Network, One Goal, One Vision, One Wireless!  For more information, visit

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