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The Telecom services in Lesotho have been managed by the privatized national operator, the Econet Telecom Lesotho, (ETL). Mobile sector has been a duopoly between the South African based Vodacom as well as the ETL, though the competition has been insufficient in being able to promote regional average while the small size of market offers the little incentive for the new entrants.

The fixed-line teledensity has also been low but fixed network has been able to gain value since the DSL services got to be launched in the year 2007. In parallel, the ETL has been able to roll out a fixed wireless network. Also, this company has been able to introduce the fixed mobile convergence product, and it has been capitalizing on the multi-platform capabilities.

Well, Vodacom became the first operator to be able to introduce the mobile broadband services in this country, being supplemented with the WiMAX network. In late 2014, this company was able to launch the commercial services based on the LTE technology. This got to be followed by the fixed wireless 5G trial in the early 2019 based on the trial of the 3.5GHz license. Vodacom Lesotho has been among first network operators in this region to be able to conduct such trials.

Despite being landlocked, Lesotho has been able to benefit from the connectivity to the various submarine fiber optic cables that land on the African east as well as the West coasts. These have heavily improved the international bandwidth, though the access prices for the 2 ISPs have remained very high and as a result, the internet takes up among most of the consumers have been stymied.

Some of the key developments in this report include:

- Report update includes the ITU statistics, the regulator’s 2017, well detailed ICT market report, the operator data to Q4 2018 as well as the recent market developments.
- The beginning of trials of the 5G by the Vodacom Lesotho.
- Expansion of the FttP network by the ETL.
- Launching of the M-health services that is facilitated by the M-Pesa, by the Vodacom Foundation.
- Enhanced internet connectivity and this is following the landing of the international cables.
- The Universal Service Agency expanding the base tower infrastructure in the remote areas.
- The regulator has been considering the possibility of imposing the SIM card registration.
- Some of the companies that have greatly been mentioned in this report do include Comment, Econet Ezi-Cel, Vodacom and Telecom Lesotho.

List of all internet access services registered in our base

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* Name Download Upload Type Price USD
TS2 SPACE VSAT Satellite Services 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE NSS -12/Arabsat 5C satellite Internet 0.5-10 Mbit/s 0.25-1 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $335 to 25 206
TS2 SPACE AfricaSat-1a C-BAND 0.5-5 Mbit/s 0.25-2 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $403 to 15 552
TS2 SPACE SES4 - Internet over Africa, Europe and Americas 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $165 to 1 827,50
TS2 SPACE T11N iDirect Evolution service for Africa 0.13-2 Mbit/s 0.06-1 Mbit/s various $130 to 7 490
Businesscom Networks Businesscomm’s Dedicated Network 10 Mbit/s 10 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
Econet Telecom Lesotho Econet ADSL 1-8 Mbit/s 128 kbit/s DSL, ADSL, SDSL, VDSL $6,85 to 52,40
Juch-Tech Inc. C-Band Packages 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $120 to 4 800
Juch-Tech Inc. Ku-Band Packages Residential, Small Business, Large Business, Enterprise Business 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $110 to 4 400
Businesscom Networks BusinessCom VSAT 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
Econet Telecom Lesotho Econet Broadband 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $13,73 to 62,10
Econet Telecom Lesotho Econet Leased Line 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Leased lines $price on request
Econet Telecom Lesotho Econet Top-Ups for Monthly Bundles 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $0,35 to 62,10
Econet Telecom Lesotho ISDN (Integrated Service Digital Network) 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s ISDN $7,75 to 155,25
Leo Leo Leased Line 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Leased lines $price on request
Leo Leo Wireless 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Wireless ISP $price on request
OneWeb OneWeb Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
OneWeb OneWeb Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
SpaceX SpaceX Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE Mobile Satellite Broadband BGAN 32-492 kbit/s 32-492 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $2,91
Businesscom Networks Satellite Internet Access by Businesscom 64 kbit/s 64 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Thuraya XT 60 kbit/s 15 kbit/s Dial-up access $1,74
Leo Leo Dial-up 56 kbit/s 56 kbit/s Dial-up access $86,55
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Iridium phone 9 kbit/s 9 kbit/s Dial-up access $0,85
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Isatphone PRO 2 kbit/s 2 kbit/s Dial-up access $0,86



Last Inquiries from Lesotho

Internet Satalite
Is there Internet satalite in Lesotho? How much is the monthly charges and installation?
APPLICATION FOR AN INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT /INTERNSHIP.
I am a Bsc Computer Science student. I wish to be considered for attachment in Econet organisation.Kind Regards.
Internet service needed
Hi. Just moved to lesotho and in need of reliable TS2 SPACE internet connection to work from home. Please advise o options offered at Maseru. Thanks.
to coonnect NSS -12/Arabsat 5C satellite Internet
To be a n internet sever in Lesotho and make other people connect from me
Data balance
How do I check my Econet Telecom Lesotho ADSL data balance
One way internet solutions
Do you by any chance have one way internet solutions? If you do, could you please provide me with a pricelist for your services and solutions.
Isp service
I need you to supply me with Businesscom Networks bandwidth in the Maseru, Lesotho area. Our company is based in johanesburg South Africa , but have branches in Lesotho,
Quotation request
IDirect 3000 satilite router, PABX, coaxial cable
internet cafe and phone
I am applying for a container with four desktop computers,printer, photocopying machine,fax machine and three phones.
Cable Modem
Good morning. I just want to inquire if you can sell a second hand/used cable modem preferably Linksys in Lesotho.
Wifi for a hotel
Good day, I have some inquiry about this satellite wi-fi. We are a small hotel located in Qacha's Nek Lesotho, next to Kwazulu Natala and Eastern Cape. We have about 26 rooms and are currently using an ADSL moderm for wi-fi which does not extent to the rooms at all. I would like to know if you can have a solution for us using satellite? Whereby wi-fi is accessible to all within the hotel compound.

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