Telecoms news from Malawi
Malawi's telecoms regulator has won the final stage in cancelling the mobile operator license it had awarded to G-Mobile. ...more.
Malawi's telecoms regulator, Macra has defended recent price rises imposed by the mobile networks. ...more.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has joined forces with the Government of Malawi and the mobile network opertator, Airtel to launch a cash transfer programme to help more than 100,000 people affected by food shortages in central and southern Malawi. ...more.
Airtel Malawi has launched an upgrade of its 3G network to support HSPA+ download speeds. ...more.
Malawi's telecoms regulator, Macra has been ordered to make a payment of US$66 million to Malawi Mobile in compensation for cancelling its mobile license. ...more.
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) says that it has broken off talks with a mystery suitor -- rumoured to be South Africa's Vodacom -- who had offered to buy a large stake in the company. ...more.
South Africa's Vodacom is reported to be in talks about taking a stake in Malawi's dominant telco, Telekom Networks Malawi (TMN). ...more.
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) says that the company has received an expression of interest from and entered into discussions, with a potential -- unnamed -- strategic equity partner. ...more.
Malawi's newest, and fourth mobile network, Celcom has outlined plans to invest US$270 million in deploying their new network infrastructure, and will specifically target the rural markets. ...more.
Malawi's oft-delayed mobile network operator, G-Mobile says that it will sue the country's Minister of Information Symon Vuwa Kaunda after he alleged that the company tried to bribe him to get reductions in fines from the telecoms regulator. ...more.
Lebanon based holding company, Comium Malawi, also known as C-mobile which was recently awarded a mobile operator license in Malawi through a front company is reported to have sacked its local director, ...more.
Bharti Airtel's recently acquired network in Malawi - formerly Zain Malawi - has launched a 3G network, according to reports in the local news media. ...more.
The Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is reported to have finally cancelled the mobile license it granted to Global Advanced Integrated Networks (G-Mobile) after it missed numerous deadlines to launch its network. ...more.
Malawi's long delayed third mobile network, G-Mobile has reiterated its plans to launch its network before the end of this year and has already spent US$25 million on its network. ...more.
Malawi's Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has fined the country's third mobile network, G Mobile for failing to deploy its network as per its license conditions. ...more.
Malawi's Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) is reported to be split over an application for the country's fourth mobile operating license from Comium Malawi which has links to President Bingu wa Mutharika's daughters. ...more.
South Africa's Beryl Telecoms has reportedly engaged Telkom SA to take over the management of the Malawi's delayed 3rd mobile network operator, G-Mobile. The operator itself is under threat of losing its license if it doesn't launch its network by the 12th April. ...more.
Zain Malawi has been accused of evading import taxes after a local newspaper found that import declarations were being changed without notifying the customs officials. ...more.
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$151 million to extend access to affordable communications services to Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. ...more.
Malawi's Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and the local arm of Zain have clashed over plans to lower phone tariffs in the country. ...more.