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Last year Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) invested MK31.5-billion (about US$39-million) in telecommunications infrastructure development as part of an ongoing effort to digitally transform and strengthen operations. TNM board chairman George Partridge said the penetration of telecommunications services in the country stands at 48%, which is low in comparison with other markets. He added: “The smartphone...

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Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has launched phase II of the country’s national fibre backbone project, central to the country’s digital transformation. The project is being implemented by Huawei Technologies and will include nearly 3, 000 kilometres of fibre optic cables. Chakwera said the project is critical to digitally enhance Malawi’s economy, society and government. “This...

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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...