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Malawi’s Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) said it has drafted three strategies as part of the Digital Malawi Project developed to help digitise both the public and private sectors. The Commission said the National Broadband Strategy, Digital Governance Strategy and Cybersecurity Strategy are focused on addressing challenges within the country’s telecommunications industry, with affordable internet...

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Revenue for Telkom Networks Malawi (TNM) declined by 6% during a difficult 2020 period characterised by COVID-19 disruptions, although data income offered some degree of comfort after strengthening by 17%. According to a report released by TNM on Saturday, the company experienced the decline despite a 28% surge in mobile money revenues, along with data...

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The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has released a statement saying that following complaints from consumers, it has engaged with the country’s mobile operators with a view to lowering the cost of data services. In August 2020 operators including Airtel Malawi and Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) reduced their pre-paid or ‘out of bundle’ rates from...

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Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has appointed Arnold Mbwana as the company’s new CEO. Mbwana has served as acting CEO following the resignation of Michiel Buitelaar in November last year. In a statement, TNM board chairman Dr George Partridge said Mbwana has over 15 years’ experience in both local and international organisations in areas of finance,...

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Malawi’s government aims to increase network access for internet usage to 80% of the population from the current level of 14%, and device ownership from 51% to 80% by 2026. This is according to the Malawi Digital Economy strategy (2021-2026), prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC). Authorities said access to affordable internet will enable...

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Malawi’s Minister of Information and government spokesperson Gospel Kazako has confirmed that officials are engaging Press Corporation Limited (PCL) regarding the future of Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). The government has a 20% shareholding in MTL, the country’s sole provider of fixed services which has reportedly been struggling due to lack of capital investment from shareholders...

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Malawi’s government has confirmed plans to set up a new ICT authority to coordinate and leverage trends within the telecommunications industry. Sources within the government believe this will lead to the current Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) being disbanded. According to the Minister of Information Gospel Kazako the plan has reached an advanced stage and...