Under the Communications Regulatory Authority Act 2012, BOCRA has complete authority - within the guidelines established by the 1995 Telecommunication Policy - to license all operators.


The CRA Act mandates BOCRA to regulate all broadcasting; subscription management services and re-broadcasting activities save for the state broadcasting.


The CRA Act, 2012 ushered in a new dawn of regulation for the postal sector as BOCRA assumed the mandate of supervising the provision of postal service in Botswana.


The preamble of the CRA Act suggests that BOCRA is responsible for the regulation of the communications sector in Botswana, comprising among others the Internet and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).