PDQ net for Botswana’s OPQ Net
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Botswana ISP, OPQ Net, has purchased a CACHEBOX solution to ensure faster web browsing for its customers.
The ISP provisions internet services for around 400 concurrent users via a 200 Mbps link. IT Director at OPQ Net, Chris Premeji, was concerned about customer satisfaction:.
“We aim to offer superior internet services at reasonable prices. However, more and more of our clients try to access large files, like videos. This affects average page load times introducing around 200ms of delay.”
“Bandwidth in Botswana can cost as much as several thousand USD dollars per 1GB per month,” comments CACHEBOX Sales Executive, Vasco Homem de Figueiredo. “Caching is a great solution for ISPs operating in countries with such high bandwidth prices.”
Having looked at other products, OPQ Net decided that the CACHEBOX230 was a good fit for its requirements and more affordable than alternatives.
With CACHEBOX in place, the service provider can continue offering a high quality of service without compromising on price.
Founded in 2006, OPQ Net is a premium supplier of internet services in Botswana. The ISP offers internet services via its own wireless network in Gaborone and nationwide via ADSL, Metro fibre and national fibre.
OPQ Net is one of the founding members of both the Botswana Internet Service Provider’s Association (BISPA) and the Botswana Internet Exchange (BINX) – initiatives designed to help the country develop in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector and assist in bridging the digital divide between first and third world countries.