News & Events

Misinformation of the Public Using BOCRA Name

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has noted with concern recent Facebook reports by Duma FM presenter Mr Oageng Batenegi also known as Spanito alleging that BOCRA was the source of...Read more

Monday, July 23, 2018
UASF-Board Of Trustees Advert

Vacancy:  Members of the Board of Trustees (Three (3) Positions)

Term of Ofice: 3 YEARS

Reference: UASF-VAC-01-2018

The Universal Access and Service Fund (UASF or the Fund) is a development oriented entity that was established in April 2014...Read more

Thursday, July 5, 2018
BOCRA Response - Does BOCRA Deliver on A Connected and Informed Society

BOCRA does Deliver on a Connected and Informed Society

BOCRA has noted in the Sunday Standard of 3-5 June 2018, an article apparently written by a Concerned Citizen titled Is...Read more

Monday, June 18, 2018
MEDIA RELEASE - Removal of Off-Net Premium on Mobile Voice Calls

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) informs consumers that beginning 1 June 2018, On-Net calls (Calls within network) and Off-Net calls (Calls from one network to the other) are charged the...Read more

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Communications Needs Assessment of Private Schools in Botswana

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA or the Authority) is a statutory body established under the Communications Regulatory Authority Act [CRA Act No 19 of 2012], to promote ecient provision...Read more

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Recognising Achievements in ICT across the Commonwealth

Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Commonwealth ICT Awards are intended to recognise major achievements in ICTs by member countries and organisations, and to share knowledge amongst Commonwealth ICT...Read more

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Media Release – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2018

The 17th May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the eventual creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Commemorated annually as the World...Read more

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Call for Submissions: Commonwealth ICT Awards 2018

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority invites organisations to submit ICT projects  and initiatives to the 2nd biennial Commonwealth ICT Awards 2018 presented by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. The awards are intended...Read more

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Expression of Interest for Appointment as a Certifying Agent for Electronic Records for Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/ the Authority) hereby invites companies with substantial experience to submit their proposals for the appointment of a Certifying Agent for Electronic Records.  

The Expression of...Read more

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Public Notice

REFERENCE NO. BOCRA/PT/016/2017.2018

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR APPOINTMENT AS A CERTIFYING AGENT FOR ELECTRONIC RECORDS FOR BOTSWANA COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/ the Authority) hereby invites companies...Read more

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Broadcasters' Code of Practice

It is important for the public to be familiar with this Broadcasters Code of Practice in order to know what should be expected from the licensed Broadcasters in provision...Read more

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Call For Submission

Call For Submission of Retail Internet Prices And Footprint By BOCRA Licensed Internet Service Providers... Click here for more details. 

Download RSP Data Collection template......Read more

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Consultations With Stakeholders On The Draft Communications Regulatory Authority Regulations

Pursuant to Section 94 of the Communications Regulatory Authority Act of 2012, the Minister responsible for communications may make regulations under the Act which is necessary or convenient for the...Read more

Monday, January 29, 2018
Public Notice: Mr Martin Mokgware Appointed BOCRA Chief Executive

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Honourable O.K. Mokaila has appointed Mr Martin Mokgware as the Chief Executive of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/the Authority) with effect from 1 December...Read more

Friday, January 19, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE - Comments on the Draft Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Licence

Comments on the Draft Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Licence. Please download PDF for more details. ...Read more

Friday, December 1, 2017
Press Release - BOCRA makes determination on Franking Machines

BOCRA makes determination on Franking Machines. Please download PDF for more details.Read more

Friday, December 1, 2017
PUBLIC NOTICE -Summary of ruling on the dispute between Easimail and Botswana Post on supply and maintenace franking machines

Summary of ruling on the dispute between Easimail and Botswana Post on supply and maintenace franking machines.  Please download PDF for more details. ...Read more

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Call for Submissions: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes 2018 Contest

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has opened a call for submissions of WSIS related projects to contest for WSIS Prizes 2018. The contest is open to entities...Read more

Thursday, November 2, 2017
BOCRA Recieves the Golden Key award

We are pleased to inform you that BOCRA has received The Golden Key award of being the most open institution in the country.  In the 2017 Media Institute of Southern...Read more

Friday, October 13, 2017
Public Notice - CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Call for Expression of Interest. Please download PDF for more details.Read more

Friday, October 6, 2017
Public Notice telecommunications statistics

The public is informed that the telecommunications statistics have been temporarily withdrawn from the website to allow for verification of data presentation.  The information will be re-uploaded once data verification...Read more

Friday, October 6, 2017
World Post Day 2017

Innovation, Integration and Inclusion

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital,...Read more

Friday, October 6, 2017
Extension of Submission Date on Tender for the Provision Broadcasting Content Monitoring Services for BOCRA

Bidders and the public are advised that BOCRA has extended the date of submission of application proposals. Please click here to access the Addendum document...Read more

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Heritage

Established through the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act) on the 1st of April 2013, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority

(BOCRA) exists to regulate the communications sector in Botswana. Its...Read more

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tender - Provision of Broadcasting Content Monitoring Services for Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority

Tender No. BOCRA/PT/005/2017.2018
Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/the Authority) hereby invites companies with substantial experience to tender for the Provision of Broadcasting Content Monitoring Services.
The Invitation to Tender (ITT)...Read more

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Media Release - Broadcast Licences

More players receive television licences

Four new companies today received licences from Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) to provide television services under Subscription Management Service (SMS), Subscription Satellite Television Service...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017
Television Broadcasting Licences

Following the Board’s approval, BOCRA will be issuing 4 television broadcasting licences on Friday 23rd June at 10am, the licensees;

Satellite Television Broadcasting Services - Ovy Network (Pty) Ltd Alfaview (Pty) Ltd;...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017
Media Release:Decrease Of Off-Net Voice Call Tariffs

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) informs the public that it has approved new retail tariffs for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).  The approved tariffs aim to eliminate Off-Net premiums and ensure...Read more

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
WTISD 2017 Message From The ITU Secretary General - Houlin Zhao

Big Data For Big Impact ​

Every year on 17 May, the ITU membership around the world, celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – a day to mark the founding...Read more

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Tender For The Supply And Installation Of Computer/IT Equipment For Government Schools In Ghanzi District, Kgalagadi District And Mabutsane Sub-District

At its meeting held in Gaborone on May 15, 2017 the Board of Trustees for the Universal Access and Service Fund made the following adjudication decisions... Download here....Read more

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Mr. Thari G. Pheko, Chief Executive Of BOCRA Retires

The Board of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) informs the communications industry stakeholders and members of the public that the employment of contract of Mr. Thari G. Pheko as Chief...Read more

Monday, May 15, 2017
Extension Of Submission Date On Licences On Fixed Wireless Access Spectrum In The Frequency Band 2300 - 2400 And 3400 MHz

Bidders and the public are advised that BOCRA has extended the date of submission of application proposals. Please click here to access the Addendum document...Read more

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Mr. Thari G. Pheko, Chief Executive Of BOCRA Retires

The Board of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) informs the communications industry stakeholders and members of the public that the employment of contract of Mr. Thari G. Pheko as Chief...Read more

Monday, May 15, 2017
Quality of Service Questionnaire

 BOCRA invites consumers to participate in a Quality of Service (QoS) feedback campaign, named 'My Network, My Quality'. The purpose of the campaign is to identify common problems and areas...Read more

Friday, May 5, 2017
Legislations On Electronic Records And Electronic Communications
Monday, April 24, 2017
BOCRA CSP And NFP

Click here...Read more

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Content Service Provider (CSP) Licence

Application and assessment procedures for Content Service Provider (CSP) Licence-Digital Terrestrial television broadcasting services in Botswana for the Botswana Comunications Regulatory Authority. 

Content Service Provider (CSP) License...Read more

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Quality of Service Questionnaire

BOCRA invites consumers to participate in a Quality of Service (QoS) feedback campaign, named 'My Network, My Quality'. The purpose of the campaign is to identify common problems and areas...Read more

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Botswana Hosts The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (21-23 November 2016)

The 14th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) will take place in Botswana, from 21 to 23 November 2016. WTIS-2016 is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International...Read more

Monday, November 21, 2016
Approved Quality Of Service Guidelines

Click here to download the Approved Quality of Services Guidelines.Read more

Monday, August 4, 2014
Complaints Handling Procedure

Click here for the Complaints Handling Procedure.Read more

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Mobile Bill Shock

Click here for the Mobile Bill Shock.Read more

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Guidelines On Minimum Requirements For Internet Connectivity In Hospitality Facilties

Click here for the Guidelines on Minimum Requirements for Internet Connectivity in Hospitality Facilities.Read more

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Dispute Resolution Policy And Procedure

Click the titles below for the  Dispute Resolution Policy and the Draft Dispute Resolution Procedure 

Dispute Resolution Policy

Draft Dispute Resolution Procedure...Read more

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Internet Connection Disruption

Read here for the announcement on Internet Connection Disruption.Read more

Friday, August 29, 2014
Invitation For Submission On Digital Terrestrial Television Licensing Framework

The Communications Regulatory Authority Act No. 19 of 2012 Section 6 Subsection 2 (h) provides that the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) “process applications for and issue, licences, permits, permissions,...Read more

Friday, December 19, 2014
Digital Terrestrial Television Licensing Framework Document
Friday, January 8, 2016
Botswana's Latest Numbering Plan/Allocations
Monday, January 11, 2016
Public Notice- Type Approval Workshop
Thursday, February 11, 2016