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Malawian govt keeps encouraging ISPs to cut data prices

Published 14 May 2021 10:28 CET | Malawi

The Malawian government says it will keep engaging Internet Service Providers to consider further reducing their data costs for the benefit of the public, MANA rreported. ...

Malawi readies national digital project

Published 12 May 2021 14:11 CET | Malawi

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 ...

TNM FY results fall on Covid-19 challenges, VAT claim

Published 04 May 2021 10:58 CET | Malawi

Malawi operator TNM said its revenue decreased by 6 percent to MWK 90.89 billion in 2020, hurt by the Covid-19 disruptions. Mobile data revenue grew by 17 percent to MWK ...

MultiChoice Malawi launches new channel Mwabi TV

Published 03 May 2021 11:32 CET | Malawi

MultiChoice Malawi has launched a new local channel named Mwabi TV to showcase programmes such as 'Pamphambano', 'Misika pa Malawi' and 'Phindu Point' . CEO of general ...

TNM adjusts data prices

Published 26 Apr 2021 11:48 CET | Malawi

The 4GB dynamic bundle has seen its price increased to MWK 750 from K600. The company has also discontinued over 20 data bundles which provided cheaper alternatives to Pay as ...

Airtel Malawi cuts prices and launches no-expiry bundle PaNet NoVa

Published 26 Apr 2021 11:21 CET | Malawi

Airtel Malawi has announced a reduction in data prices and the introduction of a new bundle with no expiry called PaNet NoVa . From 23 April, Airtel has revised prices and ...

TNM runs Tikolore cash prize draw to celebrate harvest

Published 15 Apr 2021 10:30 CET | Malawi

Malawian operator TNM has begun the Tikolole promotion until 01 July to celebrate the harvest season. Every customer who recharges by at least MWK 200 will enter weekly, ...

TNM defends pricing of data bundles

Published 14 Apr 2021 13:52 CET | Malawi

Some customers have taken to various social media platforms to bash TNM over the remarks, the paper said. Some say data bundles in Malawi are more expensive than in other ...

MultiChoice Malawi launches OneZed channel on DStv

Published 06 Apr 2021 11:16 CET | Malawi

MultiChoice Malawi has announced the launch of the channel OneZed on DStv platform bouquets. It became available to all Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium ...

Airtel sells towers in Madagascar, Malawi, Chad and Gabon to Helios

Published 23 Mar 2021 10:33 CET | Africa, Chad, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi

Helios Towers has signed agreements with Airtel Africa to acquire its passive infrastructure operating companies in Madagascar and Malawi, and enter an exclusive Memorandum ...

TNM appoints Mbwana as new CEO

Published 12 Mar 2021 11:23 CET | Malawi

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has appointed Arnold Mbwana as its new CEO. Mbwana had been serving as acting CEO following the resignation of Michiel Buitelaar in November ...

Airtel Malawi offers cheap cross-network prepaid calls with new Kugulula rate

Published 12 Mar 2021 10:31 CET | Malawi

Airtel Malawi has introduced the Kugulula voice call rate for prepaid customers to call any network at any time for MWK 30 per minute. Customers who opt in to Kugulula will ...

Malawi eyes 80% internet connectivity by 2026

Published 10 Mar 2021 11:25 CET | Malawi

Network access for internet usage will increase to 80 percent of the population by 2026 from the current level of 14 percent, and device ownership from 51 percent to 80 ...

Malawian government discusses future of MTL with major shareholder Press Corporation

Published 04 Feb 2021 11:02 CET | Malawi

The Malawian government said that officials are discussing the future of Malawi Telecommunications (MTL) with major shareholder Press Corporation (PCL), ITWeb reported. The ...

Malawi's NBS Bank launches ecommerce platform and online payment gateway

Published 18 Jan 2021 15:38 CET | Malawi

Malawi's NBS Bank has introduced e-commerce platform and online payment gateway, powered by Network International. The bank said the implementation of the Network ...

Malawian govt plans to amend law to deal with cyber bullying

Published 04 Jan 2021 14:40 CET | Malawi

The Malawian government says it plans to amend the Communications Act of 2017 to deal with the new phenomenon of cyber bullying, Nyasatimes reported. Minister of Information ...

TNM selects Globe Teleservices for international voice and messaging

Published 24 Nov 2020 11:46 CET | Malawi

Malawian operator TNM has chosen Globe Teleservices to be its exclusive partner for international voice and A2P messaging aggregation in the country. Under the deal, Globe ...

Airtel Malawi extends money transfers in deal with Mukuru

Published 20 Nov 2020 10:27 CET | Malawi

Airtel Malawi says Airtel Money customers will now be able to receive money from outside the country using international money transfer service provider Mukuru. According to ...

MACRA drafts regulation to end data bundle expiry

Published 20 Nov 2020 10:26 CET | Malawi

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) says it has drafted a regulation ending data bundle expiry, which is an increasingly contentious issue, ITWeb reported. ...

Malawi govt picks TNM to provide 30 free public Wi-Fi hotspots over 3 years

Published 12 Nov 2020 11:17 CET | Malawi

The Malawian government has partnered with mobile operator TNM to provide free Wi-Fi in selected public places in the country over a three-year period, Nyasatimes reported. ...

Malawi's TNM selects Canonical's Charmed OpenStack to drive network virtualisation

Published 10 Nov 2020 14:38 CET | Malawi

Canonical announced that its Charmed OpenStack, an open source private cloud platform that allows businesses to control large pools of computer, storage and networking in a ...

TNM CEO steps down for personal reasons

Published 10 Nov 2020 11:13 CET | Malawi

Michiel Buitelaar, CEO of Malawi's second largest mobile phone operator Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), has resigned for personal reasons.  In a notice to shareholders through ...

Huawei says funding for Malawi's rural connectivity project falls short

Published 05 Nov 2020 11:04 CET | Malawi

Malawi's plan to complete its Last Mile Rural Connectivity Project in 2021 is now hanging in the balance because of financial problems, ITWeb reported. The government had ...

Malawi Revenue Authority and Airtel partner on payments

Published 13 Oct 2020 14:00 CET | Malawi

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and Airtel Money have announced a partnership that will enable registered taxpayers to pay their taxes, both Domestic and Customs duties, via ...

JamboPay enters Malawi with revenue collection deal with Blantyre City Council

Published 08 Oct 2020 11:16 CET | Malawi

Kenyan electronic payments service provider JamboPay and Blantyre City Council (BCC) signed a contract to develop and run automated revenue collection infrastructure for the ...