Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority

Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) is an independent commission founded under the Communications Regulatory Authority Act, 2012 (CRA Act) on the 1st of April 2013. BOCRA is responsible for regulating all matters related to telecommunications (wire, cellular, satellite and cable), postal services of Botswana.[1]

Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority
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Agency overview
Formed2013
Preceding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Botswana
HeadquartersPlot 50671 Independence Avenue, Gaborone
Agency executives
  • Martin Mokgware, Chief Executive
  • Tshoganetso Kepaletswe, Chief Technology Officer
  • Thapelo M. Mogopa, Director Strategy and Projects
Websitewww.bocra.org.bw

HistoryEdit

BOCRA was established in 2013 to replace Botswana Telecommunications Authority by the Government of Botswana Parliament when the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was amended and revised to create Communications Regulatory Authority Act of 2012.

Country code top level domainEdit

During the formation of BOCRA it was given to administer and manage the .bw country TLD.[2][3]

Mandate and purposeEdit

The following legislation prescribes the powers and functions of BOCRA

Core purposesEdit

Further core purposes of BOCRA are:

  • Setting industry standards
  • Setting tariffs and appropriate guidelines
  • Acting as responsible, accountable referee in industry to facilitate
  • Investment and universal service
  • Facilitating and promoting an environment that ensures protection of end-users
  • To ensure compliance with the communication service regulatory framework through the management and monitoring of broadcast content and terms and licence conditions
  • To research communications regulation, best practice communications services and industry performance so as to advise government on policy formulation
  • Establish communications regulatory policies
  • Inform industry and consumers
  • To promote and encourage efficient communication services so as to attract investment
  • To promote capacity building within communications industry
  • To represent Botswana's interests in the international communications arena

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legislation | Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority". www.bocra.org.bw. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  2. ^ "Country Code Top Level Domain | Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority". www.bocra.org.bw. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  3. ^ "About | switch to .bw". nic.net.bw. Retrieved 2019-11-17.