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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...

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Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), the telecom operator of Malawi, has chosen Globe Teleservices as exclusive partner for International Voice and A2P messaging aggregation in the country. As part of the engagement, Globe Teleservices to deploy an advanced Voice and SMS firewall solution to combat network frauds and threats. Globe Teleservices, the fastest growing global service...

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Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, has announced that its Charmed OpenStack, an open source private cloud solution that allows businesses to control large pools of computer, storage and networking in a datacentre, has been selected by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) to modernise and virtualise its entire telecommunications infrastructure. According to a statement released by the...

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Michiel Buitelaar, CEO of Malawi’s second largest mobile phone operator Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), has resigned. In a message to TNM employees, Buitelaar said the reasons for stepping down were personal. “I’m stepping down as CEO of TNM. I thoroughly enjoyed my position and working with you but personal reasons have brought me to this...